Winter Olympics: Skeleton stars get head start by design
Published on Feb 12, 2014 5:48 PM
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (AFP) - Hurtling head first down the Sanki sliding centre at speeds touching 120kmh, Olympic skeleton racers are a tough breed on the track and boast an artistic flourish off it.
Take a look at the designs on their helmets for proof - the patriotic, the nerdy and the absurd.
American 29-year-old Katie Uhlaender has opted for national pride with a bold depiction of the Bald Eagle, the US national emblem with red and white stripes trailing away on her white helmet.
She said that the design of her helmet was inspired by the Olympic gold medallist in alpine skiing, Picabo Street.
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