16-year-old daughter, Yina Moe-Lange, competing in Schweitzer, Idaho.
On Jan 21 morning, Microsoft employee Danny Lange’s daughter Yina Moe-Lange showed him an e-mail that had come in overnight from Denmark. In the e-mail Yina, a Danish citizen who has lived in the U.S. since she was 4, was officially asked to compete for Denmark at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. The teen'll be one of the youngest Olympians at the Games when she races in the giant slalom and slalom skiing events Feb 24 and 26, respectively. Yina strapped on her first pair of skis in Tokyo when she was 3 years old. Her parents had moved there after her mom, a Danish diplomat, took a job in the embassy. When she was 4, the family moved to California after Lange got a job in Silicon Valley. Ski trips to Tahoe soon became family tradition. Yina spoke to the News Center via phone from Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire, where she trained with her coach, Mike Savage, who will join her at the Games.