Olympics http://wkyufm.org en First Gold Medal Goes To An American http://wkyufm.org/post/first-gold-medal-goes-american Slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg has won the first gold medal in the Sochi Olympics. Kotsenburg, 20, is from Park City, Utah, and seemed surprised by the whole thing.<p>He wasn't expected to medal and then he brought out a move he calls the "Holy Crail."<p>"It's a grab that I invented a couple months ago," said Kotsenberg at a news conference after winning gold. "It's pretty cool to do it here at the first-ever Slopestyle event, because it's just like, kind of like my own flare on the course and I'm definitely into doing creative stuff. Sat, 08 Feb 2014 13:53:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 43545 at http://wkyufm.org First Gold Medal Goes To An American Olympic Gold Medalist Returns to WKU to Share Experiences with Students http://wkyufm.org/post/olympic-gold-medalist-returns-wku-share-experiences-students <p>Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue is spending Tuesday on the campus of her alma mater, WKU. The former Hilltopper swimmer brought home a gold medal from the London games as part of the women’s 4 x 100-meter medley relay team. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 14:33:15 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 18571 at http://wkyufm.org Olympic Gold Medalist Returns to WKU to Share Experiences with Students WKU's Donahue Wins Gold as Part of U.S. Women's Relay Team http://wkyufm.org/post/wkus-donahue-wins-gold-part-us-womens-relay-team <p>She may not have been in the pool Saturday, but former WKU swimmer Claire Donahue will bring home an Olympic gold medal just the same. Sat, 04 Aug 2012 19:56:02 +0000 Kevin Willis 16789 at http://wkyufm.org WKU's Donahue Wins Gold as Part of U.S. Women's Relay Team Former Hilltopper Helps U.S. Olympic Team Advance in London http://wkyufm.org/post/former-hilltopper-helps-us-olympic-team-advance-london <p>Former WKU swimmer Claire Donahue helped the United States 400 meter individual medley relay team advance to Saturday&#39;s finals by swimming in Friday&#39;s preliminaries. Donahue swam the butterfly leg of the race in 58.05 as the U.S. team clocked an overall time of 3:58.88, placing fourth in this morning&#39;s second heat and fourth overall. Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:52:33 +0000 Joe Corcoran 16698 at http://wkyufm.org Former Hilltopper Helps U.S. Olympic Team Advance in London Kentucky Native Finishes Sixth in Olympic Swimming Event http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-native-finishes-sixth-olympic-swimming-event <p>Louisville native Clark Burckle finished sixth in Wednesday&#39;s finals of the men&#39;s 200-meter breaststroke. Burckle was a high school star at St. Xavier High School before swimming collegiately at the Univesity of Arizona. Wed, 01 Aug 2012 18:50:44 +0000 Kevin Willis 16593 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Native Finishes Sixth in Olympic Swimming Event Kentucky Swimmer Hopes to Qualify for Finals of Olympic Breaststroke Event http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-swimmer-hopes-qualify-finals-olympic-breaststroke-event <p>Another Olympic swimmer with Kentucky connections is having a strong showing in the pool. Louisville native Clark Burckle swam the sixth-fastest time Tuesday in the preliminaries of the 200-meter breaststroke. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:06:13 +0000 Kevin Willis 16518 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Swimmer Hopes to Qualify for Finals of Olympic Breaststroke Event Former Hilltopper Swimmer Finishes in Top 8 at Olympic Butterfly Race, Has Second Chance at Medal http://wkyufm.org/post/former-hilltopper-swimmer-finishes-top-8-olympic-butterfly-race-has-second-chance-medal <p>Claire Donahue finished out of the medal race Sunday, but she still has one more chance at Olympic gold. Donahue, a former WKU swimmer, finished 7th in the women&#39;s 100m butterfly. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:38:35 +0000 Kevin Willis 16456 at http://wkyufm.org Former Hilltopper Swimmer Finishes in Top 8 at Olympic Butterfly Race, Has Second Chance at Medal WKU Holding Send-Off Ceremony for Swimmer Donahue Thursday Evening http://wkyufm.org/post/wku-holding-send-ceremony-swimmer-donahue-thursday-evening <p>Claire Donahue qualified for the Olympics at trials in Omaha last week, turning in the sixth fastest time in world history in the 100 meter butterfly. Donahue will join the U.S. swim team for a week of training in Knoxville Friday, then she&#39;ll train in France for a week before heading on to London. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 18:14:24 +0000 Joe Corcoran 15177 at http://wkyufm.org Several Swimmers with Kentucky Connections Will Compete in London Olympics http://wkyufm.org/post/several-swimmers-kentucky-connections-will-compete-london-olympics <p>WKU graduate Claire Donahue won&#39;t be the only Olympic swimmer with ties to the Bluegrass State. Louisville native Clark Burckle has qualified for the London games by finishing second in the 200-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 13:52:50 +0000 Kevin Willis 15003 at http://wkyufm.org WKU Swimmer Makes U.S. Olympic Team http://wkyufm.org/post/wku-swimmer-makes-us-olympic-team <p>For Claire Donahue it was the culmination of a life-long dream. The 23-year-old Tennessee native and WKU graduate finished second&nbsp;in the 100 meter butterfly finals in Omaha&nbsp;last night, good enough to&nbsp;qualify for the&nbsp;U.S. team headed&nbsp;to London next month. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 09:24:54 +0000 Joe Corcoran 14715 at http://wkyufm.org WKU Swimmer Makes U.S. Olympic Team