U.S. Olympian Torin Yater-Wallace Tweets Photo of Favorite Part About Sochi
Several Olympians have tweeted their displeasure with the living conditions in Sochi. However, American freeskier Torin Yater-Wallace has decided to focus on the positives of the 2014 Winter Olympics. One prime example is all the free McDonalds he can eat.
Last Friday, Yater-Wallace tweeted a photo of McDonalds fries and a wrap with the caption, “Best part of the Olympic Village #freemacD’s!!” Today, he tweeted an even funnier photo. As you can see above, the 18-year-old is taking full advantage of the privilege and he really seems to be enjoying himself in the process.
Yater-Wallace will be participating in his first Olympics when he dives into the freeski halfpipe next week. However, it’s not as if he’s a no-name athlete in the sport. He took home the gold medal in the superpipe at the European Winter X Games the past two years. He also won the silver medal at the 2013 X Games in Aspen. On top of that, he was awarded silver in the halfpipe competition at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships last year.
Now, Yater-Wallace is ready to make his name known to the world when he competes in the freeski halfpipe on Feb. 18.
The fact that he’s been skiing since he was seven and performing tricks in the halfpipe since he was 12 years old doesn’t exactly give him advantage over the other athletes. With that being said, it does show his dedication to the sport.
Until the time comes for him to shine, he will continue living it up in Sochi, which includes eating plenty of McDonalds and hanging with his close friends.