Sports Olympics

How Marylanders are performing in the 2018 Winter Olympics

Maame Biney: The native of Accra, Ghana’s capital, moved into her father’s Rockville home at age 5 before relocating to her current residence of Reston, Va. After failing to make it out of the 500-meter short-track speedskating quarterfinals Feb. 13, she finished last in her 1,500 qualifying heat Saturday. 

Summer Britcher: The luger, daughter of a Baltimore City Fire Department battalion chief, finished 19th overall after a rough fourth run Feb. 13. However, she set a track record in her second heat. 

Thomas Hong: The short-track speedskater is an Atholton graduate and University of Maryland student whose family immigrated from South Korea to Howard County in 2001 and settled in Laurel. Hong’s U.S. relay team, which included Aaron Tran, John-Henry Krueger and J.R. Celski, failed to finish in the top two of a four-team qualifying heat in the 5,000 on Feb. 13. The Americans, who won silver in the 5,000 four years ago in the Sochi Games, instead competed in the B final, where they beat Japan and Kazakhstan to finish fifth overall.

Haley Skarupa: The high-scoring hockey forward from Rockville played for both her coed team at Wootton, in the Maryland Scholastic Hockey League and the Washington Pride, an all-female college prep team out of Washington. The U.S. team won its first two games before losing to Canada, 2-1, in its final group game. The Americans beat Finland, 5-0, in the semifinal and advanced to a rematch in the final with Canada. The Americans beat Canada in a shootout, 3-2, to secure their first women's hockey gold medal since 1998. Skarupa finished with three shots on goal over five games. 

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