American skier Steven Nyman is skiing these Olympic Games with his mind in Provo, Utah.
His uncle, Virgil, underwent surgery there to remove a brain tumor and Nyman told the Associated Press he didn’t want his uncle to think he wasn’t thinking about him even while in Russia.
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So, Nyman used a black marker to scroll the letters “VIRG” on his left glove.
Steven Nyman wrote "virg" on ski glove, a tribute to his uncle who just had surgery to remove a brain tumor pic.twitter.com/EJhEZcqtz9— Patrick Graham (@pgraham34) February 9, 2014
Nyman told the Associated Press he spoke to his uncle before competing downhill, a race he finished 27th.
"I just hope he'll be OK," Nyman told the AP. "I have three brothers and he's always been good to us. He loves us.
"When I called him, I said I was racing for him."
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