23-year-old Aussie Anton Grimus may represent Australia in the Ski Cross event tonight, but his appeal is much more universal. When he hits the slopes this evening, Grimus will be representing the rugged beauty of bearded men everywhere.
Who is the richest athlete in Sochi?
The answer may surprise you. It’s 23 year-old South Korean figure skating star Yuna Kim. The Olympic champion, who is known as “Queen Yuna” in her home country, came first in the women’s short program today, beating out 15 year-old Russian hopeful Yulia Lipnitskaya. She also comes first in the Winter Olympian field on Forbes’ list of highest paid female athletes, with an estimated net worth of over $14 million.
US bobsleigh competitor Lauryn Williams has become the third woman ever to have both a medal in the Olympics and Winter Olympics after her team took silver yesterday. Williams is a track sprinter who also won silver in Athens in 2004 for the 100m race and gold in London in 2012 as part of the relay squad. She was brakewoman to pilot Elana Meyers.
The 30 year-old narrowly missed out on being the only woman to win gold at both games, and joins Germany’s Christa Luding and Canada’s Clara Hughes, both of whom compete as speed skaters in the winter games and cyclists in the summer games.
Talk about multi-talented!
Want to get into the Sochi spirit but lack a television and/or enough money to fly to Russia? Why not show your allegiance with a Sochi themed manicure! As this post from the official Sochi Instagram account suggests, it’s a growing trend and even Olympians are getting involved.
Is matching your manicure to your Olympic uniform a new thing or am I just noticing it now? Bobsledders did it, and now Gracie Gold #skating
— Rennie Dyball (@renniedyball) February 20, 2014
The Canadian Dufour-Lapointe sisters, all freestyle skiers competing at the games, are excelling in the Olympic manicure field their creative Team Canada claws:
— Yahoo Canada Shine (@YahooShineCA) February 10, 2014