Jersey Proud: Princeton athlete has a shot at the gold at Beijing's Winter Olympics
A Princeton native has a shot at the gold medal in this year's Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Kelly Curtis competes in one of the most dangerous sports -- Skeleton.
The sport is so dangerous, the Olympics went over 50 years without even holding the event.
Athletes lay their face down on a sled which then can speed up to 80 mph with their chin literally inches from the ice.
There is no protection if anything goes wrong. Curtis, however, loves the adrenaline of it.
Growing up in Princeton, Curtis always participated in sports. She ran track at Princeton High School and as a heptathlete, she won the Penn Relays.
Curtis will compete for the gold medal next Thursday.