Two Marylanders are competing in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, and will hopefully bring home some medals!
During the next few weeks, several broadcasting channels will be providing comprehensive, around-the-clock live and encore coverage of the different events at this year’s Winter Olympic Games. So make sure you’re watching, because we have two hometown heroes to root extra hard for — hockey player Haley Skarupa and speed skater Thomas Hong.
Skarupa, a recent Boston College graduate, currently holds the second-best college scoring record in history, among both males and females, and also competed in the Women’s World Championships on a team that won the gold for three consecutive years.
Catch the Rockville 24-year-old in action with the women’s team on Sunday, February 11; Tuesday, February 13; and Wednesday, February 14. The three games will be broadcasted on NBCSN. The quarterfinals will be announced based on results and will begin on February 15.
Speed skater Thomas Hong proudly calls Howard County home; he’ll be making his Olympic Games debut this year. After the twenty-year-old completed his freshman year at the University of Maryland in 2016, the lightning-fast speed skater took a break from school to prepare for this year’s games.
In the lead-up to his debut, he won a silver and bronze in the 500 and 3000 meter relays in the Short Track World Junior Championship, which ultimately clinched his spot on Team USA. Fans can expect an inspired performance as the games are being held in Hong’s (family’s) native country of South Korea.
Fans should keep an eye out for coverage of all events on NBC’s 2018 Winter Games website.
We wish both Haley and Thomas the best of luck! Which event are you looking forward to watching at this year’s Olympics? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.