CRUMPTON Nathan Ikon

9 Oct 1985

Events and Medals

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ATH Athletics Men's 100m  


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Biographical Information


Nic (Instagram profile, 16 Jan 2018)
Environmental Studies, Sociology - Princeton University, United States of America
He has represented both the United States of America and American Samoa in skeleton. He competed for American Samoa at the 2021 World Championships in Altenberg, Germany. (, 01 Jan 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 17 Jul 2021)
In late 2017 he suffered a herniated disc in his back that affected him in the lead-up to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, where he had hoped to compete in skeleton for the United States of America. He did not make the US team for the Games. (, 15 Nov 2017; Instagram profile, 16 Jan 2018)
During his childhood he lived in several different countries and cities, which allowed him to try different sports. "It gave me a really broad athletic base." (, 05 Jun 2021)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 05 Jun 2021)
He was named Rookie of the Year at the 2015/16 United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation Awards. (, 27 Jun 2016)

General Interest

He trains in both athletics and skeleton, and aims to compete in skeleton at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. "They're both quick-twitch muscle dependence and it's a lot of speed and power movements. I'd say there's probably a 50% overlap in the training that I'm doing, but there's a lot of different technique work between sprinting upright and sprinting in a bent position [for skeleton]. You have to build up a lot more anaerobic endurance to complete a [running] race. It's been challenging trying to get my body to go an extra second half of that 100 metres and complete a race without my muscles twitching out." He missed out on the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang after suffering a back injury. "For a while there, I couldn't face reality. When the announcement was made [that he did not make the US team for the 2018 Games] and I had spent all that money trying to qualify and try to compete while injured to make the Olympic team and then not being able to do it, it was so heartbreaking. And I had to escape for a while." (, 05 Jun 2021)

In 2019 he switched international allegiance from the United States of America to American Samoa. He qualifies to compete for American Samoa through his mother. "While I would consider Hawaii an ancestral home and Polynesia in general a home, everywhere I've moved to has been an adopted home for me. And to make American Samoa my adopted home, in many ways it actually feels more welcoming and more familiar than a lot of other places I've moved to." (, 10 Jun 2021;, 05 Jun 2021)

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