Veteran Olympian Steven Nyman Cut From US Olympic Downhill Team

Aunika Skogen | | OlympicsOlympics
Steven Nyman
Steven Nyman, Olympic veteran; image: athletespeakers.com

The Olympics are here, and rosters are being finalized. Competition for a spot on the 2022 Olympic team was especially high this year. The team consists of 11 women and six men. It’s the lowest number of men on the team since 1984!

Steven Nyman, a veteran Olympian, is one of many names missing from the 2022 Olympic Downhill Ski Team. The team features Mikaela Shiffrin as the heavy favorite, as well as many other veteran Olympians.

Nyman, who competed in the last four Olympics, is one of the most recognizable names missing from the roster. The soon-to-be 40-year-old, who is celebrating a birthday during the games, was on track for the sixth and final spot on the team. However, he ended up being beaten out by Tommy Ford, the US’ top male giant slalom skier for the past three years. 

Ford, a former Olympian as well, competed in the 2010 and 2018 Olympics. However, he didn’t end up racing in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics after tearing his ACL two weeks beforehand during a training run.

Because of his injury ahead of the previous Olympics, Ford was able to petition his way onto the 2022 Olympic Team. Therefore filling the sixth and final place on the team ahead of Nyman. 

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2022 Olympic Downhill Team; image: usskiandsnowboard.org

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    “Ford…competed in the 2018 Olympics. However, he didn’t end up racing in the 2018 Olympics ”
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