American Bobsledder Johnny Quinn Busts Through Sochi Bathroom Door: PHOTO

American bobsledder Johnny Quinn had to bust out of a bathroom door in Sochi after being locked in.

QuinnTweeted Quinn: "…With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out. #SochiJailBreak"

He added: "I was taking a shower and the door got locked/jammed…."

Quinn spoke with the TODAY show:

"I started hitting it, and eventually saw daylight so I kept going until I could get out," Quinn said. And while his fellow teammates heard the ruckus, they didn’t think much of it.

"We were next door and we could hear some pounding and muffled noises, but we thought it was construction," said teammate Dallas Robinson.

It was Nick Cunningham who found Quinn, and after going to look for him he realized his teammate had left an hour earlier to take a quick shower.

“[Johnny] was literally in his towel and he had this stunned look on his face. I saw the door and it was like, really in the shape of a person who just ran through the door," Cunningham said.

Quinn was quick to point out he’s not considering the incident among the #Sochiproblems. “A door jam like this can happen anywhere,” he said.


  1. Mark says

    My nose is twitching on this one. Sounds suspicious. Bathroom doors don’t really jam on their own. And how convenient for it to happen with him in there.

    Sounds more like something happened outside of the bathroom. With all of the anti-gay crap going on over there, it just sounds fishy as hell.

  2. CC says

    Sochi is so cheap. Cardboard filler doors. Not surprised it was an American’s door that jammed. His team needs to be watchful of each other & not assume anything, foul play avoided, this time…

  3. V-8 says

    showers will be fun from here on, everyone will be able to watch u in there… all those hot olympic bodies… the downside is that u will be able to look in the eyes of someone watching u take a dump too…

  4. Craig in Portland says

    Most modern doors are manufactured like this. It’s not new, or cheap that it’s got cardboard in the core. Having said that….

  5. Jack says

    Guaranteed that the hotel will now charge him $10,000 for the destroyed door. If he doesn’t pay, he will be threatened with arrest for destruction of property and hooliganism.

Leave A Reply