He moved to Phoenix, a place he'd never even visited. That decision may have saved Matt Antoine's life -- it certainly saved his career.

After winning the bronze medal in Sochi in 2014, Antoine was diagnosed with situational depression. He says finding a life away from skeleton in Arizona has renewed his love for the sport -- getting away from it reminded him of how much he loved it.

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Now, he's preparing to slide in South Korea. He competes for the first time a week from today.

Antoine made two trips to PyeongChang to preview the track before coming out here for the Olympics, and he claims its better now than it's ever been.

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Even if he's grown accustomed to the Phoenix heat, Antoine is excited that it's so cold up in the mountains.

Skeleton racer Matt Antoine poses for a portrait during the Team USA Media Summit ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Park City, Utah. (Photo: Tom Pennington / Getty Images)