Johnny Quinn — an Olympic star before he even competes

Fort Worth Star-TelegramFebruary 13, 2014 

He’s been a media breakout star of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

And that’s before he ever gets to go for the gold.

While Johnny Quinn of McKinney has waited for his chance to compete in the four-man bobsled competition next week, the 30-year-old has gained national and international attention, becoming a bona fide social media star.

For breaking out of a bathroom.

And getting stuck in an elevator.

“These winter games have been very interesting,” the man who has been dubbed “hulk” said with a chuckle. “It has been crazy.”

The story of Quinn’s adventures has been told worldwide — on ABC, NBC, CNN, even on television in Tokyo and New Zealand. And some of the coverage actually focuses on his athletic potential, as USA Today noted in a headline: “There’s more to Johnny Quinn than broken bathroom doors.”

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