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Johnny Spillane Biography
Johnny Spillane was born November 24, 1980 and is anAmerican athlete who competes inNordic combined, a combination event consisting of ski jumping and crosscountry skiing. Born in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Spillane began skiing atthe age of two and became interested in ski jumping when he witnessed it at avenue near his house. His first attempt at ski jumping was at age 11, by 1998he made the United States Olympic team in Nordic combined, although he did notend up competing in any events. By 1999, he was competing for the United Statesat World Ski Championship events and made a second appearance on the UnitedStates Olympic team in 2002.
The following year, he won the first ever gold medal won byan American at the World Ski Championships, placing first in the 7.5k sprintevent. Injuries sidelined him during the 2005 World Championships, so he wasunable to defend his title, and the following years saw disappointing finishesfor Spillane at a number of events including the 2006 Winter Olympics. However,he again made the Olympic team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver,Canada. In the individual normal hill/10 km event at the Vancouver WinterOlympic Games, Spillane won the silver medal after being passed near the finishline by Jason Lamy-Chappuis, the gold medalist. The race set a number ofrecords. It was the first medal ever won by an American in the Nordic combined,and only the third in any Nordic sport, and the .4 second difference betweenLamy-Chappuis and Spillane is the closest Nordic combined finish in Olympic history.
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