The Olympic spirit is still alive and well for athletes competing in South Korea.
The 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympics begin Thursday and six Utahns will participate in it as a part of the United States’ 74-person roster of athletes and guides.
Sadie DeBaun, of Park City, an Alpine skiing guide; Keith Gabel, of Ogden, competing in snowboard-cross; Brenna Huckaby, a Jordan High alumna competing in snowboard-cross and banked slalom; Nicole Roundy, of Salt Lake City, competing in snowboard-cross; Danelle Umstead, of Park City, competing in Alpine skiing; and Rob Umstead, of Park City, an Alpine skiing guide, are among the team.
On Facebook Huckaby posted: “I’m just a cancer-surviving mom trying to finish her coffee before competing in Peyongchang 2018 Winter Paralympic games. Follow my journey and I promise it won’t suck!”
The U.S. team has athletes competing in alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, sled hockey, snowboarding, and wheelchair curling. The Games will be held from Thursday through March 18 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. NBC Olympics will present unprecedented coverage of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 this March, including 94 hours on television, which nearly doubles coverage of Sochi 2014. In all, NBC Olympics will present more than 250 hours of coverage across NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app.
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