KSL OLYMPICS

Park City’s Ashley Farquharson Tops American Women In Opening Luge Evening

Feb 7, 2022, 7:42 AM
Ashley Farquharson of USA slides during the Women's Singles Luge Training Run on day two of the Bei...
Ashley Farquharson of USA slides during the Women's Singles Luge Training Run on day two of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at National Sliding Centre on February 06, 2022 in Yanqing, China. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
(Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – It was a night to remember for Park City native Ashley Farquharson who concluded the opening evening of women’s luge in 18th place.

Farquharson, 22, is currently competing in her first Olympic games but does have previous experience at the World Championships and Youth Olympic Games.

Through two runs Farquharson finds herself 2.171 seconds behind current leader star Natalie Geisenberger who has won four Olympic golds and one bronze over her illustrious career.

Other Americans in the field are Summer Britcher and Emily Sweeney who concluded this evening ranked 24 and 26 respectively.

The women’s singles luge event will conclude tomorrow (February 8) following the fourth run.

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Just a year after Japan’s summer Olympics, the Games are back for a winter show in Beijing, China. The unusually short gap between Games is due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Strict precautions and enforced virus prevention protocol are in place to help keep athletes, coaches and personnel safe. 

Beijing is the capital of China, with a population of more than 20 million people and the first city to host both a Summer and Winter Olympic games. It is one of the largest cities in the world and 15 hours ahead of Mountain Time. There are 13 different venues in and around Beijing that will be used for the Winter Olympics. A total of 109 events will be held in 15 different sports, and there will be a lot of Utah locals competing for medals. Keep up to date with them at our Olympic headquarters.

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Park City’s Ashley Farquharson Tops American Women In Opening Luge Evening