Canadian Tim Randall had always dreamed of competing in the Olympics, so at age 24, after watching the 2010 Vancouver Games, the personal trainer who played college football at the University of Guelph took up bobsledding.
According to his biography on the Team Canada website, Randall researched how to get involved in the sport and attended a talent camp. He joined the developmental circuit in the fall of 2010, moved up to the World Cup circuit in 2011-12 and competed in the World Championships in 2012 and 2013. His rapid rise in the sport culminated in a spot on the Canadian Olympic squad in Sochi.
As the day of the bobsled event approached for Randall and his crew, Canadian coach Tom De La Hunty made the decision to make a change to Canada’s three-man team – Randall’s crew. De La Hunty switched out pilots. The three-man team was in position to finish third or fourth after the switch was made, but the crew ultimately crashed onRead More »from Canadian bobsledder posts funny tweet as his journey to Sochi comes full circle