McKinney Native Johnny Quinn Of USA Bobsled Team Busts Through Sochi Hotel Door
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SOCHI, Russia (CBSDFW.COM) - McKinney native and Team USA Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn says he had no choice but to burst through the bathroom door of his Sochi hotel room.
Here are Quinn’s tweets giving a play-by-play of what happened:
I was taking a shower and the door got locked/jammed….—
Johnny Quinn (@JohnnyQuinnUSA) February 08, 2014
Quinn was a receiver at the University of North Texas and walked onto the school’s track and field team. He is also in the school’s athlete hall of fame.
After getting out of the Canadian football league, Quinn said his agent, who represented a silver medal athlete in the 2002 Winter Olympics, talked to him about bobsledding.
Quinn was scheduled to practice bobsledding in November of 2010, but received a phone call in October asking if he would come earlier to Team USA trials.
His first time on ice was at the trials, at which his team took third. Now Quinn finds himself at this year’s Olympic games in Sochi.
The bobsledder’s hotel door incident comes after numerous journalists from around the world tweeted about their not-so-great Sochi hotel experiences.
A @SochiProblems Twitter account was recently created, showcasing the mishaps at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Now many people, not just the journalists, are using the hashtag #SochiProblems.
Here’s a few examples of Sochi hotel room mishaps:
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