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Lake Placid native ready to go for gold

Andrew Weibrecht, of the U.S., competes during the men's downhill Alpine Ski World Cup race in Kvitfjell, Norway, Saturday, March 12, 2016. Andrew Weibrecht, of the U.S., competes during the men's downhill Alpine Ski World Cup race in Kvitfjell, Norway, Saturday, March 12, 2016. | Photo: AP Photo / Gabriele Facciotti.

January 19, 2018 04:51 PM

A Lake Placid native who has already won Olympic bronze and silver gets to try for gold this year.

Andrew Weibrecht has earned a spot on the U.S Olympic team.

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"The War Horse," as he is called, has a history of overcoming odds to excel at the Olympics. He's battled back from injuries and illnesses and has never finished on a World Cup podium, but in 2010 he won Olympic bronze and in 2014 he upset teammate Bode Miller to claim a silver.

He is one of only five U.S. men to win multiple Olympic medals in alpine skiing.

NewsChannel 13 sat down with Weibrecht in Lake Placid recently. We will share his story on our “Olympic Zone” show during the games.

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