TAYLOR AUSTIN

Olympic Bobsleigh Athlete for Team Canada

BIOGRAPHY

Taylor Austin was recruited to bobsleigh as a brakeman after being a football player at the University of Calgary. But even as a rookie, he participated in driving schools in Calgary and Lake Placid and was piloting his own sled on the North American Cup circuit midway through the 2012-13 season.

Austin had quite the thrill in January 2017 when two-time Olympic medalist Lascelles Brown pushed him to his first two North American Cup victories. His next big breakthrough came in 2019-20 when he dominated the North American Cup circuit. Austin won the overall titles in both the two-man and four-man disciplines, as he finished first in 11 of the 16 races.

After not competing in 2020-21 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Austin was again a force to be reckoned with in North American Cup races in 2021-22. He finished first overall in the four-man on the strength of six gold and two silver medals in the eight races. He finished second overall in the two-man, recording three wins and only missing the podium once in eight races. That led to Austin making his World Cup debut in January 2022 on the legendary Olympia Bobrun in St. Moritz.

Austin’s only world championship appearance was in 2019 in Whistler where he competed in the non-Olympic team event that includes both skeleton and bobsleigh.

CHASING EXCELLENCE

Taylor started sliding at age 21 for recreation. Watching Canadian athletes winning Olympic medals at home at Vancouver 2010 sparked his own Olympic pursuit.

BEIJING 2022 OLYMPIC SCHEDULE

DayDateTime (PST)Event
MondayFebruary 14, 20224:05 AMTwo-Man
TuesdayFebruary 15, 20224:15 AMTwo-Man
FridayFebruary 18, 20225:30 PMFour-Man
SaturdayFebruary 19, 20225:30 PMFour-Man

PERSONAL DETAILS

SportBobsleighGamesBeijing 2022
BornJanuary 18, 1990Age32
BirthplaceLethbridge, ABHometownCalgary, AB
PositionPilotWeight100 kg

Favorite Motto: “One corner at a time”

NOTABLE INTERNATION RESULTS

DatePlaceCompetitionTypeTrack
16/01/202213BMW IBSF World CupFour-ManSt. Moritz
15/01/202218BMW IBSF World CupTwo-ManSt. Moritz
20/12/20211North American CupFour-ManLake Placid
29/11/20211North American CupFour-ManPark City
27/11/20212North American CupTwo-ManPark City
14/11/20211North American CupFour-ManWhistler
09/11/20211North American CupTwo-ManWhistler

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