Bath (RWH) Greg Rutherford, 2012 Olympic Champion in long jump and 2016 bronze medallist, is currently training to compete for a spot in the British bobsleigh squad for the Olympic season 2021/2022. „Great to have @GregJRutherford on board competing for a place in the team this season! Exciting times“, the federation British Bobsleigh & Skeleton BBSA wrote on Twitter.
The 34-jears-old retired in 2018 but now wants to make in comeback in winter sports – and has high ambitions: “I’ve never been someone to do anything half-arsed,” Greg Rutherford said in a news release in the British newspaper The Guardian. “I’m coming back, and I intend to make history”. His aim: to become the first Briton ever to win both summer and winter Olympic medals.
According to the Guardian news, he was spurred on by none other than two-time bobsleigh Olympic Champion and record World Champion Kaillie Humphries (USA). Now he works together with British bobsleigh pilot Lamin Deen and the BBSA coaching team.
Additionally to his Olympic medals, Greg Rutherford was 2015 World Champion as well as 2014 and 2016 European Champion. ©RWH2021
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