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Lyndon Rush

Bobsleigh Athlete - Inducted 2019

Lyndon Rush had his breakthrough in 2009/2010 when he captured his first World Cup gold medals in the two-man and four-man bobsleigh events.  He made his Olympic debut at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games where he piloted his four-man crew to a bronze medal.  At the 2012 World Championships, Lyndon raced to a second-place finish with brakeman Jesse Lumsden.  Lyndon claimed his first overall World Cup Title in the 2012/2013 season when he took top spot in the two-man standings.  At the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, Lyndon piloted both his two-man and four-man crews to ninth-place finishes.

Lyndon attended his first bobsleigh camp in 2004 to train as a brakeman.  While there, he suffered a hamstring injury and made the decision to go to bobsleigh driving school instead.  He quickly excelled in the skills needed to pilot a bobsleigh and soon became the top development pilot in Canada. 

During the next few years, Lyndon, worked his way up the results board in both the two-man and four-man events.  He had a 21st place finish in 2007 in the 4-man, and a 13th place finish in 2008 in the 2-man event.  At the 2008 World Championships in Altenberg, Germany, he won a silver medal in the Mixed Team event.  He would win two more Mixed Team medals during his career, capturing bronze in 2011 and 2013.

Lyndon started the 2009/10 season with a victory in Park City Utah as he piloted his 4-man team to a first-place finish.  He then piloted the 4-man team to a third-place finish in Cesana, Italy.  

At the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, Lyndon’s bobsleigh crashed during the 2-man event. With determination and heart, he piloted his 4-man bobsleigh - with David Bissett, Lascelles Brown, and Chris LeBihan - to a bronze medal.  It was an incredible comeback on one of the most difficult tracks in the world. Lyndon and his team members missed the silver medal spot by 1/100th of a second.  It had been 46 years, going back to 1964, since a Canadian four-man bobsleigh team had won an Olympic medal.

The new season in 2011/2012 marked a major change for Lyndon, as he became the leader of the Canadian men’s team with the Canada 1 bobsleigh. In February 2012, he won his second gold medal in the two-man event and his eighth medal on the World Cup circuit. It was his first victory with Jesse Lumsden as brakeman.  They raced together for two seasons and ultimately captured the overall World Cup two-man bobsleigh title for the 2012/2013 season. Lyndon raced the following season in the two-man event with brakeman Lascelle Brown, and again at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.  Lyndon Rush retired from the sport following the 2014 Games.