It's official: Duluth native Anna Ringsred named to U.S. Olympic speedskating teamIt's official: Duluth native Anna Ringsred will represent the United States in speedskating at the Winter Olympics.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
It's official: Duluth native Anna Ringsred will represent the United States in speedskating at the Winter Olympics.
As expected, Ringsred was named to the team on Wednesday thanks to her second-place finish in the women's 3,000 meters last week at the U.S. Olympic trials in Utah. That finish essentially secured her place on the team, but it wasn't official until the team was formally announced on New Year's Day.
Ringsred, 29, had planned on retiring after this season.
"The whole experience has been surreal," she told the News Tribune last week, after her finish in the 3,000. "I was sort of the underdog going in. I wasn't expected to make it, especially in that event. I couldn't believe it. I still can't quite believe it. It's a dream come true. I've been waiting for this my whole life, and now, it's finally here."
Ringsred is a 2003 Duluth Marshall graduate who has spent recent years training and going to school in Calgary, Alberta.
The Winter Olympics are Feb. 7-23 in Sochi, Russia.