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March 18, 2016

































Bobsleigh Canada
 Date of Birth: 11/08/66
 Place of Birth: Toronto, ON
 Residence: Calgary, AB
 Height: 5'11"
 Weight: 210 lbs
 Years on National Team: 1

  A former bobsledder and speed skater, Duff Gibson heads to the Olympic Games on a high after winning the bronze medal at the World Cup final at St. Moritz, Switzerland in January for an impressive sixth spot overall on the circuit.
 
 He was recruited as a brakeman by the national bobsleigh team in 1995, made the team the next season, but switched to skeleton in 1998 when he heard it was probably returning to the Olympic program. The speed and power he displayed as a brakeman helped him to immediately develop one of the fastest starts in the world in the skeleton.
 
 In his first full season on the World Cup last winter he posted two top-10 finishes and was eighth at the world championships.
 
 His father qualified to compete in judo at the 1968 Olympics but the sport was dropped from the program for those Games only. Off the track, Gibson works as a firefighter in Calgary. He was a long track speed skater specializing in the sprint events from 1989 to 1995.

What Canada Did
Feb. 20: Duff Gibson, Calgary, placed 10th of 26

Duff Gibson Photos
Gibson reacts in the finish area
Gibson jumps onto his sled

More Duff Gibson Stories
Gibson's Olympic dream becoming reality
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