Justin Olsen

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Justin Olsen
Sgt Olsen in 2017
Personal information
Born (1987-04-16) April 16, 1987 (age 37)
Lubbock, Texas, U.S.[1][2]
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight107 kg (236 lb)[1]
ClubU.S. Air Force[1]
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Vancouver Four-man
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Lake Placid Four-man
Gold medal – first place 2012 Lake Placid Four-man
Gold medal – first place 2012 Lake Placid Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Lake Placid Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2013 St. Moritz Four-man

Justin Bradley Olsen (born April 16, 1987) is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2008. He won two medals at the 2009 FIBT World Championships in Lake Placid, New York, with a gold in the four-man and a bronze in the mixed team events. Olsen's best event bobsleigh World Cup finish was second on three occasions in 2008–09. Olsen won a gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics in the four-man bobsled with driver Steve Holcomb.[1]

He is a native of San Antonio, Texas,[2] and a graduate of Sandra Day O'Connor High School.

Following a groin injury in June 2013 which left Olsen out of training for two months, he was later replaced on his original four-man bobsled team for the 2013–2014 season.[3] His new team, composed of him, Nick Cunningham, Johnny Quinn, and Dallas Robinson, finished twelfth at the 2014 Winter Olympics.[1]

Personal life[edit]


Justin is a soldier in the New York Army National Guard and a member of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program. He served at the Joint-Force Headquarters in New York.


  1. ^ a b c d e f Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Justin Olsen". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Justin Olsen. teamusa.org
  3. ^ Berg, Aimee. (February 22, 2014) Bump in the Night Train. Al Jazeera America. Retrieved on 2018-02-11.

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