Athlete nominated to Youth Olympic Winter Games U.S. luge team

A Cecil girl is among seven athletes nominated to represent the United States at the Gangwon, South Korea, 2024 Youth Olympic Winter Games.

Talia Tonn is one of two girls who met the standard to race in the singles completion for USA Luge. Other athletes are competing in boys’ singles, boys’ doubles and girls’ doubles. The field is limited to 15 sleds in both doubles disciplines and 20 sleds for the singles disciplines.

Qualifying was determined through International Luge Federation sanctioned events, including Continental Cup, Youth A World Cup, Junior World Cup or World Cup competitions, during the 2023 and current seasons.

Athletes eligible to compete must have been born between Jan. 1, 2006, and Dec. 31, 2009.

The race will take place at the Alpensia Sliding Center, site of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, from Jan. 19 to Feb. 1.

Luge training will begin Jan. 15, and a schedule for luge competitions can be viewed at