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It’s starting to get pretty serious in the world of the Olympic Games. This morning, Lizzie Armanto announced on Instagram that she will representing Finland in 2020. Armanto was born with dual citizenship, giving her the opportunity to skate for either the U.S. or Finland. Here’s Armanto’s caption for the above post:
“As most of you don’t know, I was born w/ dual citizenship, Finland/USA. I’m excited to share that I’ll be representing Finland for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. Go team.”
Over the coming months it’s likely that we’ll see some unexpected allegiances. The U.S. is the beating heart of the global skate industry, but many of the skaters who make it great have roots elsewhere. Stay tuned for more exciting Olympic revelations.