Olympic crush: U.S. ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson - Window to the Winter Games

Sarah Hendrickson didn’t medal in Sochi — a bad crash tore her knee last year and limited her Olympic jump lengths — but the 19-year-old from Salt Lake City made history as the first woman to take an official ski jump at a Winter Games. "Ya I didn't win a medal," she tweeted. "You can judge me all you want but you'll never know how hard I worked to compete today as an Olympian." The event had been open only to men since 1924. Click here to see Hendrickson talk about making Olympic history.

Team USA ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson

Sarah Hendrickson looks good with an American flag. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

@schendrickson: Crazy day at Olympic processing in Munich! First ever women's ski jumping Olympic team flying to Sochi in the morning! @lindseyvan12 had a fun time I promise :) #sochi2014 #nike @jessicajerome @teamusa #teamusa (Instagram)

Sarah Hendrickson represents Team USA. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Sarah Hendrickson jumps during the Ladies' Normal Hill Individual first round at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot at Smashbox West Hollywood. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

@schendrickson: Selfies on the way to the @TODAYshow in Rosa Khator today! So fun :) Looking good with @jessicajerome (Twitter)

Ski Jumping - Winter Olympics Day 1

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sarah Hendrickson of the United States trains during the Ladies' Normal Hill Individual Ski Jumping training on day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Ski Jumping - Winter Olympics Day 2

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Sarah Hendrickson of United States prepares for her jump during the Ladies' Normal Hill Individual Ski Jumping training on day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

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Sarah Hendrickson hails from Salt Lake City. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

@schendrickson: Huge thanks to Visa for being a SWEET sponsor! Hooking it up with personalized cards! #sochi2014 #visa (Instagram)

Hendrickson from the U.S. soars through the air during the women's ski jumping individual normal hill training event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor

Sarah Hendrickson from the U.S. soars through the air during the women's ski jumping individual normal hill training event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SKIING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Sarah Hendrickson shows off her sunglasses. (Photo courtesy of Twitter)

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Sarah Hendrickson during a photoshoot. (Facebook)

Sarah Hendrickson hugs a Sochi mascot. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Sarah Hendrickson and her teammate, Jessica Jerome, hang out in Sochi. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Sarah Hendrickson soars through the air during the Ladies' Normal Hill Individual trial. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Sarah Hendrickson takes a selfie. (Photo courtesy of Twitter)

Sarah Hendrickson jumps during the Ladies' Normal Hill Individual trial. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sarah Hendrickson poses by her photo in an airport ad. (Photo courtesy of Twitter)

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Sarah Hendrickson answers a question during a press conference in Sochi. (Chuck Myers/MCT)

Sarah Hendrickson lands. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Sarah Hendrickson poses by her photo in an airport ad. (Photo courtesy of Twitter)

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Sarah Hendrickson poses in New York City/ (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for Kellogg's)