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Justin Snith

Luge CAN

Justin Snith

Justin Snith
  • Birth date 12/08/1991
  • Birthplace Calgary
  • Residence Calgary
  • Height/Weight 5'9"/ 163 lbs
  • Olympics 2010, 2014

Biography

  • Residence
  • Calgary, AB, CAN
  • Hobbies
  • Mountain biking, snowboarding, swimming. (luge.ca, Feb 2017)
  • Injuries
  • In March 2016 he underwent surgery on an ankle injury that had hampered his progress in the 2015/16 season. (metronews.ca, 24 Nov 2016)
  • Famous relatives
  • His aunt competed in gymnastics at an elite level. (olympic.ca, 03 Feb 2013)
  • Why this sport?
  • His parents enrolled him in a Discover Luge camp. He found he loved the speed and that it was so much different to other sports he had tried. He had to wait two years before attending a recruitment camp.
  • Ambitions
  • To compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (luge.ca, Feb 2017)
  • Name of coach
  • Wolfgang Staudinger [national], GER
  • Preferred position / style / stance / technique
  • Back
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • He first tried luge at age 10 at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, AB, Canada.
  • Occupation
  • Athlete
  • Languages
  • English
  • Nicknames
  • Nithers (NOC, 02 Feb 2010)
  • Sporting philosophy / motto
  • "Look up, get up, and don't ever give up." (classroomchampions.org, 28 Sep 2016)
  • Other information
  • NATIONAL FIRST
    In 2014 he and partner Tristan Walker became the first lugers representing Canada to finish on the podium in a doubles World Cup event when they finished third in Konigssee, Germany. (luge.ca, Feb 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 04 Jan 2014)
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