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Tucker West | Beijing 2022 Olympic Profile

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Team USA luger Tucker West explains why he would love to go back to being a first time Olympian, like he was in Sochi 2014, because there is much less pressure the first time.

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TUCKER WEST: I'm a two time Olympian. I had the opportunity to represent Team USA in both the 2014 and 2018 Olympics. I almost wish I could go back to what I knew in Sochi.

Because sometimes you know too much and you put too much pressure on yourself. In Sochi, I was young. My success was being there, I was 18 years old. Between that I won various World Cup medals, I won a World Cup race.

I had a world championship under medal under my belt. So going into Korea, the pressure was on. And I think I ultimately felt it and you know I felt-- didn't stand up to the challenge. So revert myself back to the Sochi days where you're pressure free, you're just out there sliding the best you can.

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