Canadians top podium of the unexpected in women's bobsled
WHISTLER, British Columbia -- If there were to be a bobsled episode of
Despite the much-ballyhooed advantage the Canadian sliders were supposed to have in sliding sports because of their increased training time, Canada had only won one medal at the Sliding Centre prior to Wednesday, a gold in men's skeleton.
But bobsled pilot
Meanwhile, the United States'
Despite being in only her fourth season as a driver -- Pac was a heptathlete at Springfield College in Massachusetts in 2002 when she went to a tryout for bobsled pushers -- Pac has managed to bounce off the walls of the tricky curve 11-12-13 sequence at the speedy Whistler track a little less than her competitors. Pac's first-ever World Cup medal, a bronze, came at the Whistler track last year. "I definitely enjoy the track," Pac said, "but it scares the crap out of me, too."
USA 1 driver