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U.S. Bobsledder Locked In Sochi Bathroom Smashes His Way Out

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

U.S. Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn says he was locked in his Sochi hotel bathroom early Saturday with no way to call for help.

He decided he had only one option: break it down.

“It was an unfortunate situation, but I got out safely,” Quinn said on Today.

How did a bobsledder so handily dismantel this door without so much as a running start? Being a former NFL player for the Buffalo Bills sand Green Bay Packers helps.

I was taking a shower and the door got locked/jammed....

— Johnny Quinn (@JohnnyQuinnUSA) February 8, 2014

...With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out. #SochiJailBreak pic.twitter.com/apZRefgvCO

— Johnny Quinn (@JohnnyQuinnUSA) February 8, 2014

The U.S. bobsled team begins competing on Feb. 16.

Sources: Gawker, USA Today