Olympic medalist Jordan Malone speaking at NMU tonight

MARQUETTE – Olympic short track speedskater and silver medalist Jordan Malone will be giving a presentation at 7:30 tonight in Jamrich Hall room 104 at Northern Michigan University titled “Testing Mettle, Earning Medals.” Admission is free to NMU students with an ID and $2 for the general public.

Malone, who trained at the United States Olympic Education Center, won silver at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games as a member of the U.S.’s 5,000-meter relay team. He also won bronze in the same event at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He is a seven-time World Championship medalist.

Malone majored in electrical engineering at NMU while training on campus from 2010-12. He now lives and trains in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Malone owns his own business called Full Composite Racing, which manufactures carbon fiber racing equipment, including the tips skaters wear on their left-hand fingers to assist with balance during the high speed turns during races.