It’s good to be a New Englander in this year’s Winter Olympics. New Hampshire and Vermont have a combined 22 athletes representing the United States in the games, and freeskier Devin Logan is the second athlete from New England to earn a medal in the first four days of competition.
Logan took silver behind Canada’s Dara Howell in the inaugural women’s ski slopestyle competition, and the 20-year-old West Dover, Vt., native has some pretty awesome plans in place to celebrate her success in her Olympic debut.
“I mean, it’s my first Olympic medal,” Logan said, via USA Today. “I turn 21 on the 17th, so there’s definitely going to be some celebrating. Coming into this I kind of already planned a nice little birthday trip with all my friends to Las Vegas. So we’re going to have a blowout. Why not?”
Logan, who spent a year rehabilitating a torn ACL in 2012, shot into second place after her first run, but she was unable to improve her score in the final round. She finished with an 85.00.
Spring-like temperatures at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park created slushy snow that slowed down skiers on the transitions between features, making the course even more difficult.
Photo via Twitter/@PostSports