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Local Athletes To Watch At The 2018 Winter Olympics

February 7, 2018
Maryland athletes don't dominate the Winter Olympics the same way they do the Summer Games. (Remember in 2016 when Maryland won 14 gold medals, more than all but five countries?) 

But there are a few local competitors to root for in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Here are three that PressBox will be watching:

Thomas Hong, Short-Track Speedskating 
For Atholton High School grad Thomas Hong, representing the United States at the 2018 Olympics "means a whole lot," but the 20-year-old is also focused on his education and plans to return to the University of Maryland after the Games. [Read more.]

2018 Winter Olympics: Thomas Hong
Photo Credit: U.S. Speedskating/Melissa Majchrzak

Summer Britcher, Luge 
After finishing 15th in luge at the 2014 Olympic Games, Baltimore-born Summer Britcher will look to medal at the Pyeongchang Games. "It would be everything," Britcher said. "It's hard to describe. It's been my dream for so long." [Read more.]
 
2018 Olympics: Summer Britcher
Photo Credit: Courtesy USA Luge

Haley Skarupa, Women's Ice Hockey
Rockville, Md., native Haley Skarupa will represent the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics as a member of the U.S. Olympic women's ice hockey team. "You kind of dream your whole life for this moment," she said. [Read more.]

Haley Skarupa
Photo Credit: Courtesy of USA Hockey