Bobsledder Johnny Quinn Ready to Break Through the Competition

Feb 21, 2014 7:03pm

Johnny Quinn, the bobsledder prone to Hulk-like feats of strength, such as the time he smashed through a bathroom door, will make his Olympic debut in the four-man bobsled competition this weekend.

The 30-year-old athlete took some time for reflection on his beloved Twitter before the competition.

“At 22 years old, I became a professional football player. By age 26, I had been cut three times and blew out my knee. Now at age 30, I am an Olympian and tomorrow at 10:30 AM CST, I have an opportunity to represent the United States of America on its greatest stage, athletically. It’s a story only God can write!#TeamUSA,” Quinn tweeted today.

Quinn has become one of the celebrity athletes of the games, and all before he has even competed.

Quinn became a social media darling after he posted a photo of his epic smash through a Sochi bathroom door after it jammed.

Quinn said his teammates and neighbors didn’t hear his loud bangs on the wall for help, prompting the 6-foot, 220-pound athlete to use his bobsled training to finally bust down the door.

“At that time I was so mad and frustrated I didn’t even have a towel in there. I was just excited to finally get out of there. Once I got out of there and put a towel on, I looked back at the door and said, ‘Oh, man, there’s a giant hole in there. I might get in trouble for this,’” Quinn told “Good Morning America.”

The now infamous bathroom breakout has sparked an internet sensation. Have you ever ripped open a package? Busted through a wall? If so, you’ve been #Quinning.

Watch: Johnny Quinn on ‘Quinning”

Quinn and his team in the four man bobsled, including U.S. Army soldiers Nick Cunningham, Justin Olsen and Dallas Robinson will compete at 11:30 am EST on Saturday. Their chance to break through to the podium will begin on Sunday at 4:30 am EST.

 

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