Jimmy Shea

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Birthday
10, 1968
Birthplace
Connecticut
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
10, 1968 (age 52)
Birthplace
Connecticut

About

American skeleton racer who became the first American gold medal winner in the sport at the 2002 Salt Lake City games.

Before Fame

He competed in the FIBT World Championships in skeleton: in 1997 winning the silver, and in 1999 taking the gold.

Trivia

At the 2002 Winter Olympics he also participated in the Opening Ceremonies, passing the Olympic Torch to the 1980 U.S. Men's Hockey Team.

Family Life

His father Jack Shea was a two-time Olympic gold medalist in speed skating.

Associated With

Amy Williams was another U.S. champion skeleton racer.