Mia Manganello finishes 22nd in the 1,500-meter speedskating event at the Pyeongchang Games.
For Mia Manganello, a return to speedskating after a five-year break earned the Crestview native a trip to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea.
However, the memorable trip didn't end up on the medal stand.
Turning in a time of 1 minute, 59.93 seconds, Manganello finished 22nd out of 27 competitors in the 1,500-meter event on Monday.
Manganello secured a spot to the Winter Games with a third-place finish at the U.S. speedskating trials in a time of 1:59.28.
U.S. champion Brittany Bowe finished fifth in Pyeongchang at 1:55.54. Heather Bergsma, the other American in the event, finished eighth in 1:56.74.
The gold medal went to Ireen Wüst of the Netherlands in 1:54.35, followed by silver medalist Miho Takagi of Japan in 1:54.35 and bronze medalist Marrit Leenstra of the Netherlands in 1:55.54.
A former inline skater who switched to ice at age 13, Manganello had spent five years racing professionally in cycling before returning to speedskating in 2016.