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John Daly

John Daly
Skeleton USA

John Daly

John Daly
  • Birth date 6/10/1985
  • Birthplace Long Island City, NY
  • Hometown Smithtown, NY
  • Residence Arlington, VA
  • Height/Weight 5'8"/ 174 lbs
  • Olympics 2010, 2014

Biography

Daly came agonizingly close to earning a medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics. He was just .04 of a second behind bronze-medal position after three of four runs at the Sochi Games, but on his final run, his sled came out of a groove in the ice and he ended up 15th. He decided to retire from skeleton a couple of months later to take a medical sales job, but in 2016, ended his two-year retirement and returned to the sport.
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Getting to know John Daly

1

Daly’s father, Jim, is a retired FDNY medic, and his brother, Jimmy, is in the NYPD.

2

He tried luge before being introduced to skeleton.

3

He decided he wanted to compete at the Olympics after watching speed skater Dan Jansen win 1000m gold at the 1994 Games.

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