The third sled on the U.S. team in 2010, John Daly finished 17th at the Vancouver Games, a decent showing for the then-24-year-old who was a BMX racer as a teen and a track star in college. In 2013, Daly showed vast improvement, placing fifth at the World Championships as well as earning two fourth-place finishes during the 2012-13 World Cup season. Daly finished the 2013-14 season with a ninth-place overall finish. He could be the first American to win a skeleton medal since Tristan Gale (women's) and Daly's mentor Jimmy Shea both won gold at the 2002 Salt Lake Games.
- 2013 World Championships - Fifth
- 2012 World Championships - Eighth
- 2011 World Championships - 17th
- 2010 Olympic Games - 17th
Things To Know
1. Daly finished in fourth place in the January 2013 World Cup race on the Sochi track.
2. Since May 2013, Daly and his roommate Steve Langton (who is part of the U.S. bobsled team) have produced a humorous YouTube video series called "Your Daly Nitro."
3. Daly's father would regularly drive John from their Long Island home to Lake Placid for training.