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Kearney battles demons to win gold

Updated: February 14, 2010, 9:02 AM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Hannah Kearney is a homebody who dreams of tending a vegetable garden behind a white farmhouse at the end of a dirt road. Yet she has circumnavigated the globe several times and mastered living out of a suitcase.

Kearney doesn't like crowds and fiercely values her privacy, yet performs in front of thousands of people. She is driven and curious about the world and yearns to go to college, yet often finds herself hemmed in by the four prosaic walls ...

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