Philadelphia native Sylvia Hoffman is headed to Beijing with Team USA Bobsled to compete in the 2022 Winter Olympics, fulfilling her lifelong dreams of becoming an Olympian.
Serving as the team’s breakwoman alongside fellow first-time Olympian Kaysha Love, Hoffman and her teammates are said to have “serious medal-winning potential” in the games.
Hoffman, a somewhat newcomer to bobsledding, began her Olympic dreams in weightlifting after graduating from the University of Louisiana Shreveport but pivoted to the sport after catching the coaches' eyes during her second stint in "The Next Olympic Hopeful" scouting program.
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Will Hoffman help bring Team USA bring a medal back to Philadelphia?
“I hope you guys are staying tuned in and watching knowing that you have someone that was born in your state in your city and is representing so hard for you guys,” Hoffman told NBC Philadelphia.
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