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John Daly

John Daly
Skeleton USA

John Daly

John Daly
  • Birth date 6/10/1985
  • Birthplace New York, NY
  • Hometown Smithtown, NY
  • Residence Washington, DC
  • Height/Weight 5'8"/ 174 lbs
  • Olympics 2010, 2014


Daly came agonizingly close to earning a medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics. He was just .04 of a second behind bronze-medal position after three of four runs at the Sochi Games, but on his final run, his sled came out of a groove in the ice and he ended up 15th. He decided to retire from skeleton a couple of months later to take a medical sales job, but in 2016, ended his two-year retirement and returned to the sport.
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Getting to know John Daly


Daly’s father, Jim, is a retired FDNY medic, and his brother, Jimmy, is in the NYPD.


He tried luge before being introduced to skeleton.


He decided he wanted to compete at the Olympics after watching speed skater Dan Jansen win 1000m gold at the 1994 Games.

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