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Prairie du Chien native wins Olympic bronze medal in skeleton

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PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (KWWL) -

A Prairie du Chien, Wis. native has won a bronze medal in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia in the sport of skeleton.  Matt Antoine was the first U.S. athlete to medal in skeleton since Jimmy Shea's gold in 2002.  Antoine is a 2003 graduate of Prairie du Chien High School.  The PdC Chamber of Commerce sold 1,700 buttons to support Antoine and help defray his training costs.  Alexander Tretiakov of Russia won the gold medal.

 

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