Julia Clukey competes

Julia Clukey is a veteran luger who started sliding in 1999 and competed at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, where she finished 17th. After recovering from Arnold Chiari decompression surgery, Clukey won the 2012 USA Luge Start Championships, earning her fourth gold medal in the event. Follow Julia as she blogs about her experiences on her road to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.