Justin Olsen, USA - Photo: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

Lake Placid (RWH) Bobsleigh Olympic Champion Justin Olsen (USA) is ending his career as an athlete and is moving to the coaching team of the national federation USA Bobsled & Skeleton (USABS). This was announced in a USABS press release. At USABS, he now works as a start coach for the athletes in bobsleigh and skeleton sports. He is accompanied by Garrett Hines, another former USABS athlete. Hines won Olympic silver in 4-man bobsleigh at the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City with pilot Todd Hays.  

Justin Olsen won 2010 Olympic gold in Vancouver in 4-man bobsleigh with the team of pilot Steven Holcomb. Together with Holcomb, Olsen also became World Champion in 4-man bobsleigh in 2009 and 2012 and claimed seven World Cup victories. The 33-year-old made his first starts as a pilot in the 2010 North America Cup before finally switching to the steering ropes in 2016. Justin Olsen achieved a podium finish as 2-man bobsleigh pilot at the BMW IBSF World Cup in Lake Placid (USA) in November 2017. ©RWH2020


Photo (IBSF / Viesturs Lacis): Justin Olsen (left) and Evan Weinstock winning BMW IBSF World Cup bronze in Lake Placid (November 2017)

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