July 22nd, 2024

Lumsden named Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton’s high-performance director

By The Canadian Press on June 26, 2024.

Canadian Olympic athlete Jesse Lumsden poses for a photo at the Olympic Summit in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, June 3, 2017. The two-time world championship silver medallist and three-time Olympian has been named Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton's high-performance director. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY – Two-time world championship silver medallist and three-time Olympian Jesse Lumsden has been named Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton’s high-performance director.

Canada’s governing body for bobsled and skeleton announced the move in a release Wednesday.

He replaces Chris Le Bihan, who parted ways with the organization in February.

Lumsden helped Canada win silver in two-man bobsled at the 2012 and 2017 world championships.

He represented Canada in both the two- and four-man competitions at three Olympic Games (2010, 2014, 2018) and teamed with Lyndon Rush to win the 2012-13 World Cup overall two-man title.

Before focusing on bobsled, Lumsden was a standout running back in the CFL. He spent six seasons with Hamilton, Edmonton and Calgary before retiring in 2011.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 26, 2024.

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