At age 16 she became the youngest athlete to make the national team for slalom kayaking, but Caroline Queen missed qualifying for the previous Olympic Games by a hair. Now at age 20, and after coming back from a knee injury, Queen is a favorite to earn a spot on the 2012 Summer Olympic roster. Her fate will be decided June 10.

Read her story here: Queen aims for USA Kayak crown

Photo courtesy of Brett Heyl.