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Three Maryland Athletes Competing in South Korea Games

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Photo credit: BDZ Sports/Creative Commons, Melissa Majchrzak/US Speedskating, John Gomez/USA Hockey

By Julia Karron and Timmy Chong

Three athletes who call Maryland home are headed to the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

U.S. Speedskaters Finally Medal in Old Suits; Keep Under Armour Through 2022

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The Mach 39
The Mach 39

After a disappointing, and for Under Armour very disappointing, 19 medal-less events, U.S. speedskaters grabbed a silver medal today in the men’s 5,000-meter relay at Sochi.

It’s a consolation, but it doesn’t do anything to redeem Under Armour’s suspect Mach 39 suits, as they were ditched for last year’s World Cup uniforms.

Under Armour CEO Quakes When Called to Defend High Tech Speedskating Suits

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via Sneaker Report
via Sneaker Report

Michael Phelps won 22 Olympic medals for the United States in his day, and now another Baltimore entity — Under Armour — may be losing medals for the United States. Our entire top-notch speedskating team has been performing poorly in every event in Sochi so far, and many have been suggesting that Under Armour’s brand-new Mach 39 suits may be to blame.

Are Under Armour’s High Tech Suits Ruining Everything for U.S. Speedskaters?

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The Mach 39
The Mach 39

The whole U.S. speedskating team — “literally everyone,” according to speedskater Brian Hansen — is underperforming in Sochi and has yet to win any medals. Some fear that Under Armour’s highly touted fancy new suits — the ones they collaborated on with Lockheed-Martin — may be to blame. Specifically, they believe the mesh section on the back of the suit may be creating drag.

Under Armour’s senior vice president Kevin Haley rejects the hypothesis, stating unequivocally that the Under Armour Mach 39 “is the most scientifically advanced and rigorously tested suit ever featured in Olympic competition.” And U.S. Speedskating Executive Director Todd Morris maintains that “the evidence does not suggest” that the suits are too blame for the athletes’ disappointing performances.

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