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U.S. Olympic bobsledder goes viral with bathroom door beat down

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 01:17

Feb. 10 - Team USA bobsledder Johnny Quinn bursts through bathroom door and into social media stardom as a photo he took of his beaten-down door goes viral. Linda So reports.

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It's the picture that's turned into social media gold at the Olympics. U.S. bobsledder Johnny Quinn busting through his bathroom door in Sochi after it got stuck. SOUNDBITE: U.S. OLYMPIC BOBSLEDDER, JOHNNY QUINN, SAYING: "My roommate is in the weight room lifting, so he's not around. And then my other two teammates live next door. So I begin beating on the shower, the tile shower which is closest to their room, to see if they can hear me. So, I'm just hitting the wall, trying to create noise, trying to see if someone will come in and help me, and I get nothing." That's when the former football wide receiver decided to punch his way to freedom. SOUNDBITE: U.S. OLYMPIC BOBSLEDDER, JOHNNY QUINN, SAYING: "So I get to the door, and I give it a good hit, and it cracks. And so I wind up, and I give it a harder hit, and my fist - I go right through the door. And so I pull my fist out and I see the daylight of the room, and I say 'it's time to get out of here'." Quinn posted the photo on Twitter and could not believe the response it got. SOUNDBITE: U.S. OLYMPIC BOBSLEDDER, JOHNNY QUINN, SAYING: "We were joking that - with my teammates - that, you know it would probably get some retweets, some funny comments, but nothing like what has happened with that photo." In the two days since the photo was posted, it's already been retweeted more than 27,000 times.

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U.S. Olympic bobsledder goes viral with bathroom door beat down

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 01:17