If they gave out medals for suddenly famous ex-Saskatchewan Roughriders at the Olympic games, Johnny Quinn would have the gold.

The American bobsledder became a Twitter sensation on Saturday when he got stuck in his Olympic Village bathroom, was unable to get help, and smashed his way to freedom through the apparently flimsy door.

He tweeted out a widely-circulated picture of the incident, saying he had been taking a shower and when he got out the door was locked or jammed.

The incident capped several days of much-publicized misadventures experienced by athletes and journalists in their Sochi digs.

Quinn had more problems on Monday when he found himself stuck in an elevator with two teammates.

Single season with Riders

Quinn, a receiver in his football days, was signed by the Roughriders in 2009, dressed for eight games and started in four.

He finished the season with 13 receptions for 218 yards with one touchdown.

He also had five kickoff returns for 84 yards and two punt returns for four yards.

The Riders released him in 2010 after he was injured.

Johnny Quinn Sochi bathroom door

American bobsledder Johnny Quinn says he had to break through this bathroom door in Sochi after it became jammed or locked and he couldn't get out. (Twitter/JohnnyQuinnUSA)

After that, he became a bobsledder, signing with the U.S. national team in 2010. He was named this year as a push athlete on the USA-2 four-man sled the U.S. Olympic bobsledding team.