Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) pulled out an impressive fifth Monday during his first-ever Olympic appearance at the men’s aerials event of the 2014 Sochi Games. The USSA Team Academy student landed a full double full full, but did not advance to the four-man super final, where Anton Kushnir of Belarus earned gold. The men’s event will air on both NBC’s Daytime Olympic coverage at 3:00 p.m. EST and on NBC’s primetime programming at 8:00 p.m. EST. As always, the event can be streamed in its entirety on NBCOlympics.com.
Photo: Jen Desmond / U.S. Ski Team
Mac on his Olympic resutls, “If you had told me in October that I would be at the Olympics I would have had a hard time believing you. And then if you told me I would get fifth I definitely wouldn’t have believed you”.
He continues, “I was able to prove to myself that on the Olympic stage, with the most pressure, I can stay in my routine and not get too worked up. I’ve trained for this for six years and it’s an unbelievable feeling to see it pay off. Especially since the field here is insanely competitive”.
“Training and going to school at the USSA Team Academy has helped me get the extra edge I needed to get me where I am today. To have everything I need to succeed at my fingertips makes all the difference to me as an athlete”.
Mac posted this instagram photo of him and some of the rest of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team as they take on Sochi!
Go Team USA!