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Sochi speed-skater 'Sugar Todd' wins over Twitter with sweet attitude

Clare Cullen

Published 12/02/2014 | 09:59

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Sugar Todd of the United States reacts after competing during the Women's 500m Race 2 of 2 Speed Skating event during day 4 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Sugar Todd of the United States reacts after competing during the Women's 500m Race 2 of 2 Speed Skating event during day 4 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 05:  Speed skater Sugar Todd of the United States walks through the Olympic Park ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 05: Speed skater Sugar Todd of the United States walks through the Olympic Park ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 28:  Brittany Bowe, Heather Richardson, Lauren Cholewinski and Sugar Todd celebrate on the medals podium after the ladies 500 meter during the U.S. Speed Skating Long Track Olympic Trials at the Utah Olympic Oval on December 28, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 28: Brittany Bowe, Heather Richardson, Lauren Cholewinski and Sugar Todd celebrate on the medals podium after the ladies 500 meter during the U.S. Speed Skating Long Track Olympic Trials at the Utah Olympic Oval on December 28, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

American long-track speed skater 'Sugar Todd' wins fans with her sporting attitude on Twitter

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Sugar Todd competed for America in the women's 500-metre race yesterday at the Winter Olympics, finishing 29th.

Not to be dejected by the low finish, she tweeted that the experience was the "most fun I've ever had!" and stressed how much she loves her sport.

The sweet 23-year old Olympian has been photographed beaming when off the ice and has received Twitter love from around the world.

The 'Milwaukee Journal Sentinel' reports that Sugar is the 23-year-old's real name, having come from a nickname her parents gave her as a baby which "stuck". Her full legal name is Sugar Raeshelle-Faye Chelsea Todd.

'Team Sugar Todd' has amassed over 3,000 followers and you can follow Sugar on Twitter here and Facebook here.

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