Diné Hoping to Earn Spot on U.S. Olympic Team for Speed Skating

Diné Hoping to Earn Spot on U.S. Olympic Team for Speed Skating

For 21 years, Jonathan Gorman, day after day, put in grueling training. That will be put to a final test on Dec. 27 when he competes in the U.S. Olympic Trials for a chance to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic speed skating team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia next year.

“I don't care how much it burns,” said Gorman, 26. “I don't care how tired I am.  I am going to make it the best trials I've ever had, no matter what it takes.  I'm going to leave it all on ice, everything I've got.”

If he makes the Olympics, not only will he have made his dream a reality, but his father's too, who is his biggest inspiration.

“My dad was an All-American archer,” said Gorman. “His dream was to go to the Olympics. So I guess I got my inspiration from him.”
Read more about Jonathan on The Navajo Times.

We'll be following his story!

About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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