From Park City, USA
Jan. 26, 2021 – John Daly retired after the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, but decided he’s got another run at the Olympics in him. He started that journey in Park City with a gold medal in North American Cup action.
Daly was the quickest in both heats on his way to a nearly half-second win over teammate Daniel Barefoot. The race was Daly’s first since the 2018 Olympics. He had won the USA Skeleton national trials, but needs to hit the five races across three tracks within two years mark before he can rejoin the World Cup tour. So for the time being he’s sliding on the North American Cup tour.
Daniel Barefoot had the second quickest run in both heats to better everyone in the field except the two-time Olympian.
The battle for bronze led to a tie, with Israel’s Jared Firestone and Ireland’s Brendan Doyle sharing the honors. Firestone and Doyle came into the second heat in fourth and sixth place, respectively, but slid their way onto the podium with the fourth and third fastest runs of the second heat.
Americans Chris Strup and Mike Rogals rounded out the top six.
Canadian Blake Enzie was in third going into the second heat, but mustered just the eighth quickest run to fall to seventh, .19 ahead of Israel’s Joel Seligstein.
Canada’s David Park, Jordan Rwiyamilira, and Troy Wilson rounded out the field.
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