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Athlete: Matthew ANTOINE
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P.s: Here is a treat. Matthew's Twitter follow him, to see his person views of the winter Olympics.
Wondering What Skeleton is? I can tell you!
It wasn't formally introduce to the Olympics until 2002. If you think about it, its still a new event in the Olympics.
"Skeleton involves a descent on a special track with artificially frozen ice in a sled. The Olympic skeleton competition lasts for two days. Each athlete completes a total of four runs. Medals are awarded based on total time over the four runs, with the winner having the lowest overall time." -Sochi2014
The Article below will also explain what Skeleton is, better then I did.
Olympic Skeleton Racin: How the body looks & muscles used!
Information on Skeleton.
Below the article is the video that is in the article, I would prefer you to read the article before and watch the video in the article. But you would watch the video here.
Fireworks During the opening event.
Its finally here, the Olympics 2014. Sochi will be hosting it this time. There are over 3000 athletes with 88 nations. At the begin on the Ceremony, some of you would notice that, one of the rings did not expand, I wonder what happen there. There were a little problems when the games started. The USA is in third with two 2 gold and 1 bronze. Its still the beginning.
Friday, Feb. 14th, 4pm to Saturday, Feb. 15th, 10pm
56/1, Gorkogo street, Sochi Railway station, Sochi
What the olympic Skeleton is really like, Sochi 2014.
Who is Matthew Antoine?
He will be one of the athlete representing the USA. He was born April 2nd, 1985. He began doing skeleton 2003. He first became interested after watching the 2002 Olympics. In 2008, he led the Intercontinental Cup standing, he place fourth in Junior World Championship, and placed third in U.S National Championship. He joined the World Cup team for the second half of the 2008-2009 season. He won his first ever World Cup medal, which was bronze, in Whistler, Canada. He had a really good season in 2013-2014, this would include some World Cup medal performances.
Photo taken for the Olympics.
Photo Taken by someone at the Olympics
In this photo there is John Daly and Kyle Tress.
Link for Photo
A high five to a fan! That's adorable.
This photo was taken of Matthew going one of his fans a High Five.
Matthew Antoine misses Skeleton podium
Matthew takes 8th place
Other Important U.S Skleteon Racers!
U.S.A women takes the Sliver.
"An Olympic medal had eluded Noelle Pikus-Pace in the cruelest of ways during her career.
In 2005, a runaway bobsled struck her in an outrun of a Canadian track, shattering her leg and causing her to miss the Turin Games in 2006. Five years later, she missed a medal by one-tenth of a second in Vancouver.
So, her jubilation was understandable Friday after she finished second in the women's skeleton event."
Article about The families of Olympians.
John Daly Writtien Interview.
That's good sportsmanship
Back to My main point of Matthew Antoine
Matthew Antoine Fights for the Bronze Medal?
Look at how happy he was receiving the bronze.
Matthew Antoine gets the bronze medal. After he wins the bronze he tweets, “Someone's
character is defined by their hardships. No one’s character is stronger than that of @JohnDalyUSA. Thank you for being my teammate.” We should all know that these two men are good friends but, did you know that the two were fighting for the bronze, no it wasn’t a fist fight or an argument it was a sled to sled fight. There was a little problem when John Daly had jumped on to his sled, he couldn’t control it. Even after the race the two were still friends as you can see he tweeted Matthew, “Last night was the first time in my career my emotions came flooding out. I'm so proud of @MattAntoine and so proud to represent the USA” on Feb 16th. Maybe next year they will go head to head again and we will see who get its next year. They are both still young. Nice Job boys!
Antonie fights for the Olympic dream.
Here is a small piece of the article. " before the celebratory toast, before the first World Cup victory, before the rushed comeback following knee surgery, before the disappointment of not competing in Vancouver...."