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.
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.
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.