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Matiss Zacmanis to compete in Olympics in the Two-Man Bobsled

Feb. 18th, 2002
1997 Berea College Graduate Matiss Zacmanis, a member of Latvia’s bobsleigh team, will be competing this weekend in the two-man bobsleigh event at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Bobsleigh preliminary competitions are scheduled from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 with the finals from 5-9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb 17.At Berea, Zacmanis earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration and also was an outstanding athlete. He still holds the College records in shotput – 49′ 7″ (1997); decathlon – 6719 points (1996) and javelin – 191′, 11″ (1997).

For additional information, contact Berea track coach Mike Johnson at (859) 985-3387.

Biographical, sport awards, accomplishments and other information on Zacmanis can be found in the “athletes” section of the official Winter Olympics web site at

Julie Sowell, 859-985-3028

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