Chris Stokes (bobsledder)
|Full name||Nelson Christian Stokes|
|Born||12 November 1963|
Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||90 kg (200 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Highest world ranking||14th (1994)|
Stokes was a successful track and field athlete, and after his associate degree from Bronx Community College, he was awarded an athletic scholarship to the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. After finishing a bachelor's degree in finance (cum laude) at the U of I, he went on to earn an MBA from nearby Washington State University in Pullman and a masters in Banking (with honors) from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C..
Chris along with his brother Dudley Stokes competed in four separate winter Olympics.
- 1988 – Competed in the Four-man event
- 1992 – 36th place in the Two-man event
- 1992 – 25th place in the Four-man event
- 1994 – 14th place in the Four-man event
- 1998 – 21st place in the Four-man event
In addition to his Olympic competition, Chris Stokes has been president of the Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation since 1995. He wrote Cool Runnings and Beyond – The Story of the Jamaica Bobsleigh Team (ISBN 1-58982-082-7) about his team's Olympic competition. This book was the basis of the film Cool Runnings.
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