Making his Olympic debut in the 500m... Was surprised to make the team at all and had planned to quit the sport after trials... Went from women's training rabbit to national team member in one season... Born in Korea and started skating at age 3... Family moved to the U.S. at age 5... Taking a break from high school to train and compete in Vancouver.
As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.