Olympics

Columbia, CT native competes at Paralympics
5:17 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Connecticut Paralympian competes in Sochi, on one ski

Patrick Parnell competing in the 2014 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in Copper, Colorado.
Credit Joe Kusumoto

You may have seen the Olympic alpine skiers flying down an icy race course at terrifyingly high speeds in Sochi.Well, imagine doing that on just one ski. That’s what Patrick Parnell of Columbia, Connecticut will be doing in Sochi. He’s representing the United States at the Paralympic Winter Games, which begin Friday. 20-year-old Parnell was born with a condition which meant his left leg didn’t fully form.
He spoke with WSHU’s Craig LeMoult.

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Olympic Winter Games
2:31 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Conn. and Long Island athletes competing in Sochi

A number of athletes from Connecticut and Suffolk County are representing the United States at the Olympic Winter Games. Several of them are tweeting from Sochi, and you can subscribe to a Twitter list of  them here.

Our local Olympians are:

Julie Chu, Ice hockey
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
Twitter: @juliechu13
Result: SILVER MEDAL

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Olympian is also and Army Sergeant
10:28 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Long Island luger to slide at Sochi

Sgt. Matt Mortensen of Long Island will compete in luge doubles for Team USA at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Credit Courtesy Photo/U.S. Department of Defense

When the United States delegation marches into the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Sochi on Friday, one athlete representing the country in the sport of luge will be 28 year old Matthew Mortensen of Huntington Station, on Long Island. He spoke with WSHU’s Craig LeMoult Igls, Austria, where he’s training.

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