Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
‘Team Utah’ poised for big medal haul in Sochi Games

State natives Ligety, Holcomb, Fogt, Pikus-Pace and Hendrickson all have legitimate shot at bringing home gold.

< Previous Page

Speedskaters Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe figure to rank among the most decorated of the bunch in Sochi, having combined to win 14 medals in a dozen races on the World Cup circuit this season.

Freeskiers Maddie Bowman, Brita Sigourney and Angeli VanLaanen all could medal in the new ski halfpipe event, while teenage roommates Julia Krass and Maggie Voisin are serious threats in ski slopestyle, along with Devin Logan.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Defending Nordic combined gold medalist and five-time Olympian Bill Demong has a shot to reprise his historic performance in Vancouver, too, to say nothing of snowboarder Torah Bright, the defending halfpipe champion from Australia who lives in Salt Lake City and will compete in all three snowboard disciplines — halfpipe, slopestyle and snowboardcross.

"I am thrilled and cannot wait to seize my moments in Sochi," she said.

In all, it could be spectacular couple of weeks in Sochi. Perhaps even more dazzling than Utah has ever seen.

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.