February 12, 2014 12:00 AM

Women’s ski jumping competition in 2014 Winter Olympics a giant leap for womankind

More than 150 years after the first documented ski jump by a woman — Ingrid Olavsdottir Vestby of Norway, wearing a skirt, soared 20 feet in 1862 — 30 women from 12 countries competed in the inaugural Olympic women’s ski jumping after a long battle for inclusion.

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