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U.S. Bobsledder Relies On Training To Break Down Barriers In Sochi…Literally

A bathroom door at the Sochi games stood no chance against American bobsledder Johnny Quinn. (Credit: Johnny Quinn/@JohnnyQuinnUSA via Twitter)

A bathroom door at the Sochi games stood no chance against American bobsledder Johnny Quinn. (Credit: Johnny Quinn/@JohnnyQuinnUSA via Twitter)

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Locked in a bathroom inside the athlete’s village, U.S. Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn only knew one way to get out.

Through the door. Literally.

Quinn said on his Twitter account that he was taking a shower and the “door got locked/jammed.” A former NFL player with Green Bay and Buffalo, Quinn did some serious damage while tearing apart the door, which didn’t stand a chance against the brawny, 6-foot-2, 220-pounder from McKinney, Texas.

Quinn posted a photo of a gaping hole in the former door, saying “With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out. (hashtag) SochiJailBreak.

A U.S. team spokeswoman could not say whether Quinn will have to pay for the door.

Quinn, who played collegiately at North Texas, didn’t try bobsled until 2010, one year after a knee injury ended his football career while playing in the Canadian Football League for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

When Quinn gives up bobsled, he may have a future as an interior decorator _ or a wrecking ball.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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