Former Brighton High Bengal and current Westminster College student Faye Gulini is carrying an Olympic torch of her own. She’s among the international athletes vying for a medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. After a strong finish at the recent Winter X Games in Colorado, Gulini was named to the U.S. Snowboard cross Olympic Team.
This is her second Olympic appearance, having competed at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
Wrote Gulini in a blog for the Canyons Ski Resort: “Just competing is an absolute honor,” she wrote. “I’m strong, healthy (mentally and physically), happy, and above all, confident that the goals I am working towards for this season will come to fruition.”
The first Olympic snowboard cross races are scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 16.