Freestyle and jump skiiers appear to fly effortlessly through the air in these photos from the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

 
Freestyle skiier Lydia Lassila

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Lydia Lassila of Australia competes in the Olympic Freestyle Skiing Ladies' Aerials Qualification on Feb. 14 at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

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Han Hendrik in mid-air ski jump

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Han Hendrik Piho of Estonia jumps during a training for the Olympic Nordic Combined Individual Large Hill even on Feb. 17 at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center.

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Freestyler skiier Alexandra Orlova

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Alexandra Orlova of Russia practices before the Freestyle Skiing Ladies' Aerials Qualification on Feb. 14 at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

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Freestyle skater Guangpu Qi

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Guangpu Qi of China practices ahead of the Olympic Freestyle Skiing Men's Aerials Qualification on Feb. 17 at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

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Freestyle skiier Laura Peel

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Laura Peel of Australia practices before the Olympic Freestyle Skiing Ladies' Aerials Qualification on Feb. 14 at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

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Zhongqing Liu

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Zhongqing Liu of China competes in the Olympic Freestyle Skiing Men's Aerials Qualification on Feb. 17 at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

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