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2022 Beijing Winter Olympics update

Nathan Ikon Crumpton on skeleton sled racing at Olympics

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa’s own Nathan Ikon Crumpton competed yesterday at the Yanqing Sliding Center, during the first day of Skeleton Bob- sled competition at the Beijing Winter Olympics

Crumpton was listed to compete in HEAT 1. at 2:30 pm. Samoa News will post his standings as they come available.

Facts attached to his name for the Olympics 2022 competition:

• At World Championships, 2 top-20 finishes, 8th (2016) and 18th (2020). World Cup best of 5th (2016) and 7th (2016).

• Ran 100m at Tokyo 2020 OG for ASA. Switched from USA to ASA.

• First ASA athlete to win gold in a winter sport (2019 North America’s Cup in Park City, UT).

Crumpton grew up in 6 countries on 4 continents and was born in Nairobi. Writing in a general message to ‘friends in the Pacific’ — via email — Crumpton noted that if “you’d like to follow the journey in more detail, you can subscribe to my Patreon page.

“Lastly, if you’d like to have your name printed & displayed inside my sled for the rest of this Olympic season and be a part of this Olympic journey, I’ve got a GoFundMe started where you can do just that! (Likewise, feel free to share this unique fund- raiser with anyone you think would be interested.)”

He was also recently selected as the ASA’s athlete to the World Athletics Championships to be held in Eugene, Oregon in July this year.