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Whitefish native preps for the Olympic Winter Games

Posted at 10:14 PM, Jan 19, 2018

WHITEFISH – Maggie Viosin was recently home in Whitefish for the holidays but she’s now back on the competition circuit leading up to the Olympic games in PyeongChang.

Last Saturday Voisin took second at the Toyota Grand Prix in Aspen, Utah. That silver medal run qualified her for the Olympic Winter Games.

Voisin scored an 89 on the run and says she landed some difficult tricks she has been working on for a while. She’s at it again, this in Mammoth Lakes California for another competition before heading to X-Games next week. After that, she takes off for South Korea.

While she realizes the scope of her achievement, she’s focused on staying humble.

“Of course, I made the team and the Olympics are huge, but I’m just trying to not get ahead of myself, I have X-games and then of course I leave for Korea so I’m just taking it comp by comp and you know just trying to focus on what I have going on right now in the moment.”

This is actually the second winter Olympic games Voisin has qualified for, but she was unable to compete in 2014 after fracturing her right fibula.