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If you’ve been sitting on your couch for the past week and a half eating chips while yelling at athletes for making minimal mistakes in a sport you could never imagine even attempting, Elizabeth Swaney is the athlete for you. She managed to take her mediocre skiing skills all the way to the Olympics without people noticing until she started competing that she’s just okay in her sport.

Swaney competes in women’s skiing half-pipe — where athletes ski down the snowy “pipe” and do tricks in the air all the way along — without actually doing any tricks. Yes, at the Olympics. The runs she pulls off require some level of skill since she manages to finish the course and never fall, but she’s not actually doing any of the moves that get you real points. Her most complex maneuver is an alley-oop which consists of rotating 180 degrees while in the air.

For comparison, the gold medal winner of that event was Canadian Cassie Sharpe whose golden moment looked a little more complex.

So how did Swaney make it to PyeongChang? She used what many are calling a “loophole” in the way Olympic qualifying works for certain sports to gain her spot in the competition. Basically, you choose a sport that your country doesn’t put up very many athletes for, gain enough points at various international competitions to qualify and voila: you’re an Olympian.

Since the United States has more than enough skiers competing for the coveted honour of representing the country in half-pipe, American Swaney chose to compete for Hungary where her grandparents have citizenship (that’s actually pretty common). She then spent two years traveling to as many international skiing competitions as she could, gaining points slowly by completing the course without falling, and she was able to qualify.

Swaney has become a sort of everyman Olympian to the internet who has adopted her as their new icon for shooting for the stars even if you have no conceivable way of getting there.

She’s not the first to qualify that way, but she may be the last. After Swaney’s lackluster performance went viral, the Hungarian Olympic Committee announced that they are going to review their selection process. The run may be funny to the internet, but we can assume the Hungarians are a little embarrassed at one of their competitors not taking her event seriously and finishing dead last.

There are quite a few people who are upset at Swaney “gaming the system.” She received more than a few unkind words online.

Swaney doesn’t seem to mind the criticism though. She’s clearly enjoying hanging out in PyeongChang and cheering on her fellow Olympians. And to all those people who say “I could have done that”: you didn’t. She did. This is what Olympic dreams are made of.