Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman congratulated the Connecticut athletes competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
“We are incredibly proud to have a group of talented, powerful, and determined athletes from Connecticut representing our nation on an international stage in one of the most prominent sporting events in the world,” Malloy wrote in a statement. “Although the games might be taking place on the other side of the globe, you can bet that there will be a vocal contingent of supporters in Connecticut cheering on our hometown stars. We congratulate all of the athletes on their impressive accomplishments and wish them the best of luck in the coming days.”
There are eight Connecticut natives competing in Pyeongchang, ranging in age from 20 to 32. Their names, sports and towns are as follows:
Zach Donohue – Figure Skating – Madison
Mac Bohonnon –Freestyle Skiing – Madison
Kiley McKinnon – Freestyle Skiing – Madison
Mark Arcobello – Ice Hockey – Milford
Emily Sweeney – Luge – Suffield
Tucker West – Luge - Ridgefield
Lindsey Jacobellis – Snowboarding – Roxbury
Julia Marino – Snowboarding – Westport
Some have already competed at in previous Olympic Games, while others are first-time Olympians.
“These athletes have shown amazing commitment and dedication to their sports – Connecticut couldn’t be prouder of them,” Wyman wrote. “It’s a lot of responsibility to represent your nation overseas, but we know they will do a great job and enjoy the adventure. We are rooting for all of them and look forward to welcoming them home.”
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