There are two native Philly-area athletes competing in the winter Olympics, by my count. One, Chris Creveling, of Easton, is a speed skater. You haven’t heard of him because he finished 10th and 21st in his two events so far.
The other is Jamie Greubel of Newtown, whose bobsled finished third in the two-person event yesterday in Sochi. According to her bio, she is “one of the nation’s most promising women’s pilots.” Alright!
Coming in second was her US teammate Lauryn Williams, the Pittsburgh native who became one of only five athletes in history to have medaled in both the winter and summer games. (Williams is also a track star. Like Lolo Jones, the media darling and ineffective bobsledder who placed 11th.)