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Jimmy Shea, Jr.: An emotional victory for Jim Shea - Skeleton, Salt Lake 2002

Jimmy Shea, Jr.

First American to Win the Gold Medal in Men's Skeleton

About Jimmy Shea, Jr.

On February 20, 2002, Jim (Jimmy) Shea, Jr. became the first American to win the gold medal in Men's Skeleton; and the Sheas became the first family ever with three generations of Winter Olympians, all in different sports.

Jimmy Shea, Jr. was bolstered by the spirit of the country and cheered on by thousands of spectators including his father, Jim Shea, Sr., a member of the 1964 U.S. Olympic team in Nordic Combined. But, Jimmy garnered strength and determination from one person in particular, ...