Winter Olympics: Latour proud coach
Two medals for U.S. sliders
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
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There were moments in Sochi that must have made the stomach of U.S. skeleton coach Tuffy Latour feel like it had just been subjected to the G-force of that icy track. The athletes in the charge of the Linton High School graduate produced both medals and misery. The women’s team saw Noelle Pikus-Pace claim silver, while Katie Uhlaender finished just 0.04 seconds out of bronze. The men celebrated a bronze from Matthew Antoine, while another medal hopeful, John Daley, had his sled pop out of the grooves in the ice at the start of his final run, resulting in a run of 58.54 — more than 1.5 seconds (the equivalent of an eternity in sliding sports) slower than any of his first three runs....