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Photos: Beijing Olympic athletes in skeleton event show off creative helmet designs

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Posted at 3:17 PM, Feb 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-11 15:19:26-05

As Olympic athletes competing in skeleton have to keep their heads down, a way to keep creativity, interest and fun high has been with creative helmet designs.

Some, like Ander Mirambell of Spain, slid down the ice with a laser-inspired helmet design. Mirambell competed in a skeleton run in Beijing on Thursday.

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Ander Mirambell, of Spain, slides during men's skeleton run 1 at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Christopher Grotheer of Germany slid during the competition on Thursday in Beijing with an orange and white version of the German coat of arms on his helmet.

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Christopher Grotheer, of Germany, slides during men's skeleton run 2 at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Katie Uhlaender of the United States took her own patriotic approach with portions of the American flag flying on her helmet with a bald eagle design as she slid down the ice during the women's skeleton run 2 on Friday.

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Katie Uhlaender, of United States, slides during the women's skeleton run 2 at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Nicole Silveira of Brazil joined in with the bird theme, this time with a more colorful tropical type from her home country, seen here as she finished the women's skeleton run 2 on Friday in the Yanqing area of Beijing.

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Nicole Silveira, of Brazil, finishes the women's skeleton run 2 at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)