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Joey Mantia at Olympic Trials
Mantia skates the 1000m on his way to a third place finish. He secured one of the four available spots on the Olympic team in the distance.
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Joey Mantia at Olympic Trials
Mantia, a Florida native, is from a town named Ocala, which is also the hometown of fellow American speed skater Brittany Bowe.
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Joey Mantia at Olympic Trials
Mantia started skating in inline and earned three Pan American Games titles and 28 world championship titles.
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Joey Mantia at Olympic Trials
Mantia switched to the ice in 2010 and made his World Cup debut in February of 2013. He won his first World Cup medal when he won gold in the 1500m in Berlin.
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Joey Mantia at Olympic Trials
Mantia finished fifth in the 500m at U.S. Olympic Trials and missed the team by one position.
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