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Tristan Walker

Luge CAN

Tristan Walker

Tristan Walker
  • Birth date 5/16/1991
  • Birthplace Calgary
  • Residence Calgary
  • Height/Weight 6'1"/ 194 lbs
  • Olympics 2010, 2014

Biography

  • Residence
  • Calgary, AB, CAN
  • Hobbies
  • Playing the guitar, writing music, travelling, computer graphics, skiing. (luge.ca, Feb 2017; NOC Media Guide, 2014)
  • Injuries
  • In 2012 he required surgery on his hand after severing tendons in what he described as a "stupid accident" away from the track. (canada.com, 31 Jan 2013)

    In 2011 he missed most of summer training after contracting swine flu. (canada.com, 31 Jan 2013)
  • Why this sport?
  • His parents signed him up for ski jumping, biathlon and luge camps at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, AB, Canada. He chose to persevere with luge because it was the fastest.
  • 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
  • Front
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • He first tried luge at age 10.
  • Occupation
  • Athlete
  • Languages
  • English
  • Sporting philosophy / motto
  • "It's not the destination, it's the journey." (NOC, 02 Feb 2010)
  • Other information
  • NATIONAL FIRST
    In 2014 he and partner Justin Snith 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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