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Skeleton

PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:27 am
by k1993
Should I be really fast right now if I want to make Olympics? I figure that I can do atleast a 4.00 sec 30m sprint. Also are most skeleton champions starting in their 20's or have they been doing it since their teens? Any extra information about the sport including where I can get adequate gear would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Re: Skeleton

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:27 pm
by houlejon
If you live in Canada, check out bobsleigh.ca or slide2014.ca for that information. They show what tests they use in their athletic testing in their recruiting process. If you want more info on this, I can send you a link from slide 2014 that I found that has more details on testing.

If you're in the US, the USBSF (sp?) has their combine test sheet for 2009 on their site.

I've been looking up this stuff too to try and get into some skeleton school :P.

Hope this helps,
Jon

Re: Skeleton

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:15 pm
by morey027
As for the age. It doesn't really matter when you start. Eric Bernotas (Avondale, Pa) didn't start the sport until he was thirty and made two Olympic teams (2006, 2010). John Daly (Long Island, NY) has been sliding since he was a teen and just made his first Olympic team at age 25. So no, age doesn't matter.