01/20/2012 07:15 pm ET

Emilee Anderson Soars Into Ski Jumping's Elite

Sixteen-year-old Emilee Anderson doesn't have a driver's license, but she's been going over 55 miles per hour for years -- on the ski jumping hill. The quiet girl from Eau Claire, Wis., is so good at launching her tiny 5-foot-3, 115-pound frame through the air, assuming the perfect V form with her skis and sticking the slippery, snowy landing that she earned a spot at the first-ever Winter Youth Olympic Games, an international multisport event (think Olympics for teens) that kicked off in Innsbruck, Austria, on Jan. 13 and will continue through this weekend.

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