Team exec dyes hair pink after US skier wins medal
Tom Kelly is proving to be a man of his word at the PyeongChang Games.
Kelly, who is vice president of communications for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team, fulfilled a 12-year promise to skier Kikkan Randall. After Randall won gold in cross-country this week during the women’s team sprint freestyle event, Kelly dyed his hair pink, per Steve Reed of the Associated Press.
Tom Kelly, the vice president of communications for the @usskiteam, made good on a 12-year-old promise to Kikkan Randall to dye his hair pink if she ever won an @Olympics medal. Randall took gold in cross-country at the @pyeongchang2018 Games.
(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) pic.twitter.com/bw1a1EYmDn
— Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) February 24, 2018
The 35-year-old Randall took home the gold along with teammate Jessie Diggins in their event on Thursday. It was the first-ever gold medal for the United States in cross-country. Considering how dramatic their victory was as well, Kelly was probably more than happy to make good on his pilary promise.