A skier since the age of 2 and the golden child of Hanover, Vermont, USA, at the age of 28 Hannah Kearney has now banked a career that will ensure she goes down in history as one of the greatest athletes to ever strap on a pair of skis.
Her resume speaks for itself: as the the 2005 and 2013 moguls World Champion, the World Cup moguls Crystal Globe winner in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, the freestyle overall Crystal Globe champion for 2011, 2012, and 2014, the Olympic moguls gold medal winner at Vancouver in 2010, and the Olympic bronze medal winner at Sochi 2014, Kearney has simply won everything there is to win in the realm of moguls skiing.
While an inventory of Hannah's trophy case is nothing short of spectacular, digging deeper into her remarkable career serves to really illustrate the dominance that the thoughtful athlete has leveraged on the World Cup in her decade on the circuit. In 109 career starts, Hannah has 64 podiums. Of those 64 podiums, 42 are victories. Of those 42 victories, 16 came consecutively during one magical streak that lasted from January 2011 to February 2012.
Add it all up, and the portrait emerges of a truly special talent. With her 64 podiums - along with six World Championship medals and eight Crystal Globes and two Olympic medals - Hannah stands now as the most decorated FIS Freestyle World Cup athlete of all time. With her streak of 16 wins in a row, Hannah holds the record for the longest win streak of all time in any FIS discipline. And with her immense talent and fierce determination to win, those stats are only going to deepen, and her legacy will only continue to grow.Hannah announced before the 2014/15 season that it would be her last on the FIS Freestyle World Cup tour. If this indeed turns out to be true, than we recommend that any ski fan find some way to get out in person to witness what Hannah Kearney can do on skis, because we're not likely to see another one like her for a long time.