Photo: IBSF / Charlie Booker
Barrhead (RWH) Canadian bobsleigh athlete Melissa Lotholz, 2016 and 2017 World Championships silver medallist as push athete for pilot Kaillie Humphries, intends to make the switch to the pilot’s seat herself. The 25-years-old announced in her hometown newspaper „Barrhead Leader“, that she already enrolled in a three-week bobsleigh driving school in Lake Placid (USA) following the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

The former sprinter is one of the most successful push athletes in women’s bobsleigh of the last years. She is member of the Canadian Team since 2014 and finished top ten in 24 of her 25 World Cup Races in 2-Woman Bobsleigh since then, including 17 medals and seven victories. At the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Melissa Lotholz finished seventh with Christine de Bruin. ©RWH2018

Photo: IBSF / Charlie Booker

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