Christopher Spring

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Christopher Spring
Personal information
NationalityCanadian
Born (1984-03-06) 6 March 1984 (age 34)
Darwin, Northern Territory,  Australia
ResidenceCalgary, Alberta,  Canada
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight101 kg (223 lb)
Sport
Country Canada
SportBobsleigh

Christopher "Chris" Spring (born 6 March 1984) is a Canadian bobsledder who has competed since 2008. At the 2010 Winter Olympics, he competed for his country of birth, Australia and finished 22nd in the two-man event.

Career[edit]

Spring competed for Australia and finished 29th in the two-man event at the FIBT World Championships 2009 in Lake Placid.

Since switching to represent Canada in 2010, Spring has finished first on several occasions in both the two-man and four-man events on the Americas Cup Circuit.

Spring debuted on the World Cup tour for Canada in 2011 finishing 17th in the two-man event in Cesana, Italy. He finished 19th in the two-man event with brakeman Timothy Randall and 14th in the four-man event with teammates Timothy Randall, Derek Plug & Graeme Rinholm at the FIBT World Championships 2011 in Königssee, Germany.

He was involved in a catastrophic crash in January 2012 during the 2011-12 Bobsleigh World Cup in Altenberg, Germany which put him in hospital for eight days.[1] After having his skin shredded and a piece of wood the size of a kitchen knife embedded in his back, Spring considered retiring but later returned to the track in April 2012.[1] He said of his fear of lost skills on his return that "I was really afraid I'd get back in the driver's seat and not know what to do. Or I would get halfway down the track and start freaking out." Yet he said that he felt few ill effects.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Steve Zemek (8 May 2012). "Spring relives crash horror". Gladstone Observer. Retrieved 18 August 2012.

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