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.
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.”
(Photo credit- Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images AsiaPac)

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