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Athletes nominated for U.S. speedskating team

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 1 2014 8:20 p.m. MST

Emery Lehman competes in the men's 10,000 meters during the U.S. Olympic speedskating trials Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Kearns, Utah. Lehman won the event. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Associated Press

KEARNS — U.S. speedskating nominated the athletes who will represent the United States at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The nominations are based on how the athletes finished in Olympic Trial races the past five days.

The women nominated to the team are: Brittany Bowe, Ocala Fla.; Heather Richardson, High Point, N.C.; Lauren Cholewinski, Rock Hill, S.C.; Kelly Gunther, Lorain, Ohio; Anna Ringsred, Duluth, Minn.; Jilleanne Rookard, Woodhaven, Mich.; Sugar Todd, Milwaukee, Wis.; and Maria Lamb, River Falls, Wis.

The men nominated to the squad are: Shani Davis, Chicago, Ill.; Tucker Fredricks, Janesville, N.C.; Jonathan Garcia, Houston, Texas; Brian Hansen, Glenville, Ill.; Jonathan Kuck, Champaign, Ill.; Emery Lehman, Oak Park, Ill.; Joey Mantia, Ocala, Fla.; Patrick Meek, Chicago, Il.; Mitchell Whitmore, Waukesha, Wis.

All of the nominations are subject to final approval by the United States Olympic Committee.

The short track Olympic Trials begin today with time trials. Races begin on Friday at the Utah Olympic Oval.

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