Tucker Murphy

Photo credit: Dartmouth.edu

Photo credit: Dartmouth.edu

Tucker Murphy is the first ever Bermudian skier to represent our island nation at the Winter Olympics, and the third ever Bermudian to appear at the Winter Games [Following Simon Payne and Patrick Singleton.]

The 6ft 3″ 179lbs athlete was born on October 21st 1981, and attended the Saltus Grammar School until 1995.

Successful in the world of both sports and academia, Tucker attended St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, USA, where he graduated magna cum laude with distinction. He spent a year working in Argentina before going on to Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, graduating in 2004 with a BA in Biology modified with Anthropology, magna cum laude.

He was then awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford where he is studying for a doctorate in zoology.

As a member of Dartmouth College’s Cross-Country Ski Team, he competed in the US and Argentine Championships.

The son of Michael & Lucy Murphy of Paget, he competed in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics in the 15 km Cross Country Ski finishing in a time of 42.39 and placing 88th.

The popular social networking site Twitter was abuzz with talk of Mr. Murphy and his Bermuda shorts, with literally hundreds of tweets pouring in from around the world.

Examples below, and you can see many more on this article.

Peacekeeper from California saying:

The best Olympic athlete entrance tonight… The lone athlete from Bermuda, IN SHORTS!

New Yorker “Maaangelaaa” saying:

‘Tucker Murphy who represents Bermuda is HOTTT!!!’

Adam from Utah saying

Tucker Murphy has great legs.

A Twitter member from Massachusetts wasn’t a fan of the shorts saying:

Mr. Bermuda: You are attractive, but shorts, red or otherwise, are inappropriate at a Winter Olympics

Tucker Murphy carries the flag during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. Photo credit: Julie Jacobson/AP

Tucker Murphy carries the flag during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. Photo credit: Julie Jacobson/AP

Photo credit: Lauren Jacobs via faskskier

Photo credit: Lauren Jacobs via faskskier

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