Bobsledder Justin Olsen set to resume sliding


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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Justin Olsen has made use of his time off properly, and he thinks he is ready to get in a sled all over again.

The U.S. bobsledder who underwent an crisis appendectomy soon prior to the start out of the Pyeongchang Olympics will be in his sled Thursday for the start out of formal two-guy teaching.

Olsen was at the Alpensia Sliding Center on Wednesday with U.S. mentor Brian Shimer, checking out the venue. It was his initially time that Olsen, a member of the 2010 4-guy gold-medal-profitable staff for the U.S. in a sled driven by the late Steven Holcomb, ventured out given that his laparoscopic surgery.

“I really feel seriously fantastic,” Olsen explained. “It is pleasant to get back to the monitor.”

Olsen is just one of a few U.S. men’s drivers at the Pyeongchang Games, together with Codie Bascue and Nick Cunningham, and they all will be competing in the two- and 4-guy situations.

In two-guy, which will be contested Sunday and Monday, Olsen will be in the sled with Evan Weinstock. In 4-guy, scheduled for Feb. 24 and 25 — the final two days of these Olympics — he will be pushed by Nathan Weber, Carlo Valdes and Olympic medalist Chris Fogt.

Other than for workouts and foods, Olsen has mostly been recuperating in his space for the duration of the Olympics. That is specified him plenty of time to verify out each other race and teaching session on the sliding monitor, and he is hopeful that the excess finding out will pay out off.

“I have been seeing the luge races and skeleton teaching from my cell phone though resting in bed and I’m ready to get back on ice,” Olsen explained. “I have used my time here in the village and it feels fantastic to be out and back here.”

The tentative prepare phone calls for Olsen to get part in the two teaching operates Thursday, even though he may start out at least just one inside of the sled rather of pushing and leaping in like normal.

“We are going to be ready to hearth it off,” Olsen explained.


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