Justin Olsen

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Justin Olsen
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Sgt Olsen in 2017
Personal information
Born (1987-04-16) April 16, 1987 (age 31)
Lubbock, Texas, U.S.[1][2]
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight107 kg (236 lb)[1]
Sport
SportBobsleigh
ClubU.S. Air Force[1]

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]

Olsen 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]

Olsen is currently in a relationship with Canadian skeleton racer Mirela Rahneva.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Justin Olsen. sports-reference.com
  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.
  4. ^ "Days after losing his appendix, Justin Olsen is happy to be back in his bobsled". The Washington Post. February 18, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.

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