Sunday, April 29, 2012

Olympic Hopeful

Michael Hubbs is an Olympic short-track speed skate hopeful - even though he never laced up speed skates before coming to the Olympic Training Center in Salt Lake City just a couple of years ago. The 29-year-old was born deaf and completed as an inline skater as a teen. He switched to swimming at the Texas School for the Deaf, becoming a state champion and later setting records for Gallaudet University. Hubbs decided to return to inline competition after a decade away from the sport, winning some won medals before moving to Utah to pursue an Olympic dream on the ice.