Wait, isn't this the 'Winter' Olympics? Don't tell sleeveless American skier Caldwell
American Olympic skier Sophie Caldwell goes sleeveless in Sochi heat
Sophie Caldwell competes -- sleeveless -- in the women's 10km classic during Day 6 of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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By Zack CoxNESN
Sun’s out, guns out.
That’s the mantra American Olympic cross country skier Sophie Caldwell lived by Thursday.
With temperatures in Sochi climbing upward of 55 degrees, Caldwell, a Vermont native, and US teammate Sadie Bjornsen decided to ditch traditional ski suits in exchange for tank tops during the women’s 10-kilometer classic event.
“The conditions are definitely crazy,” Caldwell said, via USA Today. “It’s definitely the warmest and softest I’ve skied in in a long time.”
The Americans did not exactly thrive in the near-tropical conditions, with Bjornsen — the top American finisher — coming in 18th place and Caldwell finishing 32nd. Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland took home the gold.
Check out Caldwell’s unique look in the photos below, with a hat tip to Business Insider.