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Long Islanders in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Long Island will be well-represented at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Here are the athletes with Long Island connections who will be competing in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.

John Daly, skeleton

United States Olympic Winter Games skeleton hopeful John
Photo Credit: AP/Rick Bowmer

Long Island connection: Born and raised in Smithtown, attended Smithtown High School.

Olympic appearances: Three (2010, 2014, 2018)

Daly was a track and field star in high school and became an All-American in the decathlon in 2007 at Plattsburgh State. He was originally recruited for luge in 2001 after being introduced to the sport by a middle school gym teacher, but he soon switched to skeleton. Daly finished 15th in Sochi in 2014 and 17th in Vancouver in 2010.

Alexander Gamelin, figure skating

Long Island connection: Grew up in North Merrick.
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Long Island connection: Grew up in North Merrick.

Olympic appearances: One (2018)

The Long Island-raised skater, who was granted South Korean citizenship in July 2017, is representing the host country in the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang in ice dancing along with his partner Yura Min.

Matt Gilroy, hockey

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Long Island connection: Born in Mineola, grew up in North Bellmore, attended St. Mary's High School in Manhasset.

Olympic appearances: One (2018)

With NHLers not competing in this year’s Games, it opened up the opportunity for Gilroy to represent Team USA in the Olympics. Gilroy, 33, spent five seasons in the NHL, including three with the Rangers, from 2009 to 2014 and currently plays for the KHL’s Jokerit.

Justin Krewson, luge

Justin Krewson and Andrew Sherk, of the United
Photo Credit: AP/Mike Groll

Long Island connection: Born and raised in Eastport.

Olympic appearances: One (2018)

Krewson placed sixth in doubles with teammate Andrew Sherk in the 2017 Lake Placid World Cup to earn his first Olympic berth. The 21-year-old is a member of the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department and is an Eagle Scout.

Devin Logan, freestyle skiing

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Long Island connection: Grew up in Oceanside and Baldwin before moving to Vermont 

Olympic appearances: Two (2014, 2018)

Logan scored an 85.40 in the women's slopestyle skiing finals to win a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Matt Mortensen, luge

Matt Mortensen, front, and Jayson Terdiman, of the
Photo Credit: AP/Jens Meyer

Long Island connection: Born and raised in Huntington Station, attended St. Dominic High School in Oyster Bay.

Olympic appearances: Two (2014, 2018)

Mortensen is a man of many uniforms. He’s a member of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, which allows athletes to participate in sports at an elite level while maintaining a career in the military. Mortensen, who finished 14th at the 2014 Sochi Games, will compete in doubles with Jayson Terdiman.


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