Jean Prahm (formerly Jean Racine, born September 20, 1978) is an American bobsledder who competed from 1996 to 2006. She won three medals in the two-woman event at the FIBT World Championships with two silvers (2000, 2001) and a bronze (2004). Prahm, then known by her maiden name of Jean Racine, won the Bobsleigh World Cup season title in the two-woman event both in 1999-2000 and 2000-1. Earned the nickname "mean jean" after kicking off her bobsled partner just prior to the 2002 Olympics.
Prahm competed in the Olympics twice in the women’s bobsleigh doubles, in 2002 and 2006. In 2002, Prahm competed in women’s bobsledding during its first appearance as an Olympic sport. Prahm and her partner, Gea Johnson, finished fifth. In 2006, in Torino, Italy, Prahm finished in sixth place.
- Wallner, Peter (July 27, 2012). "Former Olympian Jean Prahm, once the centre of controversy, still loves watching the opening ceremonies". Michigan Live. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
- Jean Prahm Official Bio Archived 23 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- 2002 bobsleigh two-woman results
- 2006 bobsleigh two-woman results
- Bobsleigh two-woman world championship medalists since 2000
- FIBT profile
- List of two-woman bobsleigh World Cup champions since 1995
- United States Olympic Committee profile
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