GLAMOUR—Becoming an Olympian is not just about the hours spent training (though that helps!). It requires drive—insane, unmatched drive. These women, all likely to compete in Pyeong Chang, have that determination and then some, and they’re the ones to watch as we head into the 2018 Winter Games, which kick off live on February 8 in PyeongChang, South Korea. Here’s a look at how they ended up as medal contenders. For more on the 100-plus female athletes competing in this year’s Games, visit teamusa.org.