Toronto (RWH) Former bobsleigh athlete Oluseyi Smith (CAN) is one of five athletes selected as mentors for their fellow teammates at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Team Canada announced the Athlete Mentors for the coming winter games in a press release (Five Olympians selected as Team Canada’s Beijing 2022 Athlete Mentors - Team Canada - Official Olympic Team Website)
Bobsleigh push athlete Oluseyi Smith, now 34, competed in the 2017/2018 season leading up to the PyeongChang (KOR) Winter Games. In his seven starts in BMW IBSF World Cup he achieved three podium places (two times third as well as second in Innsbruck). At the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games he finished sixth in 4-man Bobsleigh with pilot Justin Kripps. In March 2021, Oluseyi Smith joined the International Olympic Committee IOC Young Leader Programme with a sustainability project.
Leading up to the Games, the Canadian Athlete Mentors will participate in Olympic Performance meetings such as the Olympic Preparation Seminar, as is reported in the Team Canada release. They will also be responsible for developing ideas for the creation of an optimal high-performance environment.
“Each mentor brings a unique set of experiences and skills, but we can all attest to the value of being able to lean on someone when we need it most at Games. As Chef de Mission and Athlete Mentors for Team Canada, we are committed to providing the helping hand and support athletes may require to be at their very best next February.” said Team Canada’s Beijing 2022 Chef de Mission Catriona Le May Doan.
The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games are scheduled from February 4 to 20, 2022. ©RWH2021