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Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:09 am

Maine native reaches men’s moguls finals at Winter Olympics

...Murphy posted six top-10 finishes on the World Cup tour in the 2017 season.

“I’m skiing the best I ever have,” he told journalist Colton Wood. “I got my first podium earlier this season, and I feel like everything is stacking up to be successful. Nerves haven’t played much of a role yet. Overall, I’m just focused on skiing my best and controlling my controllables on the hill. And off the hill, I look forward to taking in the experience.”

Murphy, 25, is a 2010 graduate of Gould Academy.

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Re: Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:54 am

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ICYMI: Last night @newscentermaine & @NBC10Boston aired a segment about @troymurph '10 qualifying for the Mogul Skiing Finals. They were at the Kailey Competition Center at @sundayriver and on-campus talking to athletes, coaches, & faculty. Watch it now>
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Re: Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:03 am

Sunday’s Olympic roundup: Mazdzer earns historic luge medal for U.S.
Chris Mazdzer takes silver to become the first American medalist in men's singles.


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — David Gleirscher struggled to make Austria’s Olympic team. Chris Mazdzer’s season hit rock-bottom less than a month ago.

Didn’t matter.

They stood higher than anyone else atop the men’s luge podium Sunday, as the reign of Germany’s Felix Loch as Olympic champion came to a slippery, stunning and sudden end.

Gleirscher, who has never finished higher than fourth in a World Cup event, was the surprise first-run leader – and a bigger surprise as the leader when it was all over. He finished his four runs in 3 minutes, 10.702 seconds for the gold, Austria’s first in men’s luge in 50 years.

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/02/11/ ... l-for-u-s/
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Re: Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:04 am

Maine Olympic hopefuls: Bethel’s Troy Murphy goes for medal early Monday ( 2/12, 7am )
The moguls skier finished fourth in the qualifying round with his best score of the year.

Troy Murphy of Bethel will make his bid for an Olympic medal in moguls skiing early Monday morning.

Murphy finished fourth in the men’s moguls qualifying round on Thursday night to advance to the finals, which begins at 7 a.m. Monday.

Murphy, ranked 12th in the world entering the Olympics, advanced when he threw down his best run of the season in the qualifying round, earning a score of 80.95. Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury, ranked first, led qualifying with a score of 86.07.

Murphy, starting seventh, had a near-flawless run, punctuated by a “back full” – a back flip with a full twist – on his second jump. His time was 25.40 seconds.

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Re: Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:34 am

Maine Olympic hopefuls: Emily Sweeney 15th in luge; Troy Murphy fails to advance in moguls
The moguls skier failed to advance to the second round of finals in men's moguls; Sweeney is 15th after her first 2 runs.
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Re: Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:32 am

Maine’s Emily Sweeney crashes in luge finals, Germany takes gold
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Re: Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:53 am

Maine Olympic hopefuls: Clare Egan ready for another go-round in biathlon
The Cape Elizabeth native is setting her sights on the 15-kilometer individual race on Wednesday.

...The race was postponed from Wednesday due to weather.

In her Olympic debut Saturday at the Alpensia Biathlon Centre in PyeongChang, South Korea, Egan fell in her first loop of the 7.5K sprint and hit seven of 10 targets on her way to 61st place. The top 60 finishers qualified for Monday’s pursuit competition, meaning Egan missed out by a mere 1.6 seconds of a race that took her 23 minutes, 51.6 seconds to complete.

Rookie Emily Dreissigacker of Vermont was the only one of four U.S. women to advance from sprint to pursuit. She placed 51st in sprint with only one missed target, in standing, and moved up four places in pursuit, hitting nine of 10 targets in prone and seven of 10 in standing.

Egan spent more than a year studying Korean in anticipation of the Olympics. Over the weekend, she had a conversation with Ban Ki Moon, former secretary general of the United Nations, telling him in Korean, “It is an honor to be at the Olympics.”

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/02/13/ ... -biathlon/
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Re: Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:27 am

Maine Olympic hopefuls: Clare Egan places 62nd in biathlon
The Cape Elizabeth native has perfect shooting in prone in 15-kilometer individual race but struggles in standing.

...In an event postponed from Wednesday because of high winds, Egan hit all 10 of her targets from a prone position, but missed three in her first standing stage and one more in her final standing stage. Each missed target results in a penalty of one minute.

Egan was 6 minutes and 53.6 seconds behind gold medalist Hanna Oeberg of Sweden, who shot a perfect 20 for 20 and completed the race in 41:07.2. Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia earned silver with two misses, 24.7 seconds behind Oeberg and Laura Dahlmeier of Germany took bronze with one miss, 41.2 seconds back.

Dahlmeier won Saturday’s 7.5K sprint race, in which Egan hit 7 of 10 targets, fell at the bottom of a hill, and wound up 61st, failing by 1.6 seconds to join the group of 60 women who qualified for Monday’s pursuit competition.

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Re: Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:28 am

Delays done, Mikaela Shiffrin wins Olympic giant slalom gold
The 22-year-old has 'a love-hate relationship' with GS which doesn't come as naturally to her as slalom, scheduled for Friday.

...“Definitely, it’s been a mental strain the last couple days, thinking we’re going to race and then not racing. So to finally have the race actually happen today, I was like, ‘Well, I really hope that I actually can do it when the time comes that we finally race.’ And, yeah, I did,” said Shiffrin, who is based in Colorado. “So now we got the ball rolling. I’m really excited for tomorrow.”

As well she should be.

That’s because Friday brings the slalom, by far Shiffrin’s best event, one that she has dominated for five years, including a gold at the 2014 Sochi Games plus a trio of world titles. She is a huge favorite in that one, unlike the giant slalom, in which Shiffrin was merely a strong contender. After that, Shiffrin will skip Saturday’s super-G, according to her mom, because there’s no time to properly prepare. She still intends to enter the downhill and combined.


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Re: Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:35 am

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In case you missed it, here's a link to my NBC interview from yesterday! #TeamUSA #usbiathlon #Pyeongchang2018
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