If Tucker wins the gold in the 500-meter event, he will continue a streak by U.S. skaters. FitzRandolph won in 2002 and Cheek in 2006.
FitzRandolph says Tucker has “a physical explosiveness” that will serve him well in the Olympic competition.
“That is a huge trait to have in the 500-meter sprint,” FitzRandolph says. “Tucker is a small guy, but his strength-to-weight ratio is very good.”
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Go for the Gold, Tucker!
In a week, Janesville resident, Tucker Fredricks will be competing for a gold medal in the Vancouver Winter Olympics. He won gold and silver medals in recent World Cup competition. He will be skating at 500 meters.