Spring, Texas' favorite son, Chad Hedrick, won the gold medal in the 5000 meter speedskating event in the Oval Lingotto at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
Hedrick skated in the 12th of fourteen pairs, and his winning time of 6:14.68 was 1.72 seconds ahead of silver medalist Sven Kramer of The Netherlands.
The gold was the first of the Games for the USA and kept Hedrick on track to match Eric Heiden's five gold medals from the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York.
Texas just keeps producing world class athletes. Even a lack of snow in Texas doesn't hinder it's citizens for excelling in winter sports.