Athletes The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh  

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Bobsledding - or bobsleighing - is a beloved sport that remains a longstanding staple of the Winter Olympics. Some of the toughest athletes out there honor their countries by manning a bobsled down tough slopes to score points. Almost every one of these historically significant bobsled Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. However, only one of these names can be crowned the best player in bobsled. Who out of these tough-as-nails bobsledders deserves the top spot? Help decide by casting your vote below?

From American athletes to bobsledders from Russia, Germany, and other countries, we've cataloged an extensive list of notable bobsledders who - at one point or another - were at the top of their field. Both famous male and female bobsledding teams are considered. 

Peruse this list and give and up vote to the best players to help answer the question, "Who is the best bobsleigh competitor of all time?"

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Kaillie Humphries is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Canada Kaillie Humphries is a Canadian bobsledder. Humphries is the reigning Olympic champion in the two-woman at the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter Olympics. With her victory in 2014 she ...more

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Elana Meyers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America Elana Meyers Taylor, née Meyers is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2007. Born in Oceanside, California, Meyers was raised in Douglasville, Georgia and is a graduate of The ...more

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Alexandre Zoubkov is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Russia Aleksandr Zubkov is a Russian bobsledder.

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Bill Schuffenhauer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America Bill Schuffenhauer is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2000. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he won the silver medal in the four-man event at Salt Lake City in 2002.

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Duncan Harvey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Australia Duncan Harvey is an Australian bobsledder.

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Nick Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America Nick Cunningham is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2008. Nick Cunningham is a Sergeant in the New York Army National Guard in the 1156 ENG CO. Vertical, and his job is a ...more

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Steven Langton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America Steven Daniel Langton is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2007. On February 19, 2012 Steven Langton with pilot Steven Holcomb won the two-man event at the 2012 FIBT World ...more

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Steven Holcomb is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America Steven Holcomb is an American bobsledder who has competed since 1998. At the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, he won the 4-man bobsled event for the United States, its first gold medal in that event ...more

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Todd Hays is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America Todd Hays and raised in Del Rio, Texas is an American bobsledder who competed from 1994 to 2006. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he won the silver medal in the four-man event at Salt Lake ...more

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Oskars Melbārdis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Latvia Oskars Melbārdis is a Latvian bobsledder who has competed since 2006. He started his career as a brakeman, most notably competing along Jānis Miņins, however starting from 2010–11 season ...more

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Thomas Hicks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Thomas Hicks United States of America Thomas A. Hicks was an American bobsledder who competed in the late 1940s. He won a bronze medal in the four-man event at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz.

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Valerie Fleming is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America Valerie Fleming is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2003. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, she won a silver in the two-woman event with teammate Shauna Rohbock. Fleming also ...more

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Jamie Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America Jamie Moriarty is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2006. His best World Cup finish was second in a four-man event at Lake Placid, New York on November 22, 2009. It was announced on ...more

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Christopher Spring is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Canada, Australia Christopher Spring is a Canadian bobsledder who has competed since 2008. At the 2010 Winter Olympics, he competed for his country of birth, Australia and finished 22nd in the two-man event.

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Steve Mesler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America Steven Michael "Steve" Mesler is a former American bobsledder and 3-time Olympian, World Champion, and Olympic Gold Medalist. He is the co-founder, President and CEO of the ...more

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Michelle Rzepka is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America Michelle "Mickie" Rzepka is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2007. Her best event finish in the Bobsleigh World Cup is third at Whistler, Canada on February 6, 2009 where ...more

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Jeremy Bottin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Monaco Jeremy Bottin is an Olympic Bobsleigh athlete from Monaco.

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Mike Kohn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America Michael "Mike" Kohn is an American former bobsledder who has competed since 1990. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the four-man event at Salt Lake City in ...more

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Shauna Rohbock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America Shauna L. Rohbock is a soldier in the U.S. Army National Guard, an Olympic medal-winning bobsledder, and former professional soccer player. Rohbock was born and raised in Orem, Utah, and is a ...more

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John Napier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America John Napier is an American bobsledder.

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Dawid Kupczyk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Poland Dawid Andrzej Kupczyk is a Polish bobsledder who has competed since 1997. Competing in four Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 14th in the four-man event at Vancouver in 2010. Kupczyk ...more

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Pierre Lueders is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Canada Pierre Fritz Lueders is a Canadian Olympic, world and World Cup champion bobsledder who competed from 1990 to 2010. He piloted both two-man and four-man bobsleigh, retiring after the 2010 Winter ...more

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Helen Upperton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America, Canada Helen Lesley Upperton is a Canadian bobsledder who has competed since 2000. Upperton was born in Ahmadi, Kuwait as her parents involvement in the oil industry meant they traveled abroad. She ...more

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Shelley-Ann Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Canada Shelley-Ann Brown is a Canadian retired bobsledder who has competed since 2006. She was born in Scarborough, Ontario to Jamaican immigrant parents, and also raised in nearby Pickering, Ontario. ...more

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Justin Olsen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America Justin Olsen is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2008. He won two medals at the 2009 FIBT World Championships in Lake Placid, New York with a gold in the four-man and a bronze in ...more

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Carmen Tronescu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Romania Carmen Radenovic is a Romanian bobsledder.

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Charles Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America Charles Berkeley is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2007. His lone World Cup victory was in the two-man event at Lake Placid, New York on 21 November 2009. Berkeley qualified for ...more

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Bree Schaaf is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America Bree Schaaf is an American skeleton racer who competed from 2002 to 2007, then switched over to bobsled since 2007. Her best Skeleton World Cup finish was sixth at Calgary in November 2006.

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Jamie Greubel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Jamie Greubel United States of America Jamie Greubel is an American bobsledder.

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Heather Moyse is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Canada Heather Moyse is a Canadian athlete and two-time Olympic gold medalist, representing Canada in international competition as a bobsledder, rugby union player, and track cyclist and competing at ...more

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Jürgen Loacker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Austria Jürgen Loacker is an Austrian bobsledder who competed from 1999 to 2013. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 13th in the four-man event at Turin in 2006. At the ...more

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Lyndon Rush is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Canada Lyndon Rush is a Canadian retired bobsledder who has competed since 2004. Rush took up bobsleigh after spending five years playing Canadian football for the University of Saskatchewan. He ...more

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Marcin Niewiara is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Poland Marcin Piotr Niewiara is a Polish bobsledder who has competed since 2006. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he finished 14th in the four-man event and 16th in the two-man event. ...more

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Erin Pac is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America Erin Pac is a former American bobsledder who competed from 2002 to 2010. She won two medals in the mixed bobsled-skeleton team event at the FIBT World Championships with a silver in 2007 and a ...more

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Ken Kotyk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Canada Ken Kotyk from Rama, Saskatchewan is a Canadian bobsledder who has competed since 2003. He won two medals in the four-man event at the FIBT World Championships with a silver in 2007 and a bronze ...more

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Michał Zblewski is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Poland Michał Zblewski is a Polish bobsledder who has competed since 2004. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 14th in the four-man event at Vancouver in 2010. Zblewski also ...more

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Philippe Egorov is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Russia Filipp Yevgenyevich Yegorov is a Russian bobsledder who has competed since 2000. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he won the silver medal in the four-man event at Turin in 2006 with his ...more

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Lascelles Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Canada Lascelles Brown is a Jamaican-born Canadian bobsledder who has competed for three different countries since starting his career in 1999. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he is the first ...more

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Roman Handschin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Switzerland Roman Handschin is a Swiss bobsledder who has competed since 2004. He finished eighth in the four-man event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

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Milan Jagnešák is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Slovakia Milan Jagnešák is a Slovakian bobsledder who has competed since 1998. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 20th twice. Jagnešák also finish 21st in the ...more

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Ioan Dănuţ Dovalciuc is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Ioan Dănuţ Dovalciuc is a Romanian bobsledder who has competed since 2005. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 15th in the four-man event at Vancouver in 2010. At the ...more

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Alan Henderson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
New Zealand Alan Henderson is an English-born New Zealand bobsledder who competed from 1990 to 2006. Competing in three Winter Olympics, 1998, 2002 and 2006; he earned his best finish of 23rd in the two-man ...more

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Lee Johnston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United Kingdom Lee Johnston is an English bobsledder who has competed since 1995. Competing in three Winter Olympics he earned his best finish of tenth in the two-man event at Salt Lake City in 2002. Johnston ...more

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Slobodan Matijevic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Serbia Slobodan Matijevic is an Olympic Bobsleigh Athlete from Serbia.

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Nicolae Istrate is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Romania Nicolae Istrate is a Romanian bobsledder who has competed since 2000. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 11th in the two-man event at Vancouver in 2010. At the FIBT ...more

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André Lange is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Germany André Lange is a retired German bobsledder and the most successful bob pilot of all time who competed at senior level from 1998 to 2010. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he has won ...more

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Christopher Fogt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America Christopher "Chris" Fogt is an Army Captain who won a Bronze Medal at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi as a member of the famed Team Night Train. He also competed in the 2010 Vancouver ...more

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Petr Nárovec is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Slovakia Petr Narovec is a Slovak bobsledder who has competed since 2009. At the 2010 Winter Olympics, he finished 20th in the two-man event while crashing out in the four-man event. Narovec's best World ...more

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Slaven Krajačić is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Croatia Slaven Krajačić is a Croatian sportsperson. He started his career as a sprinter specializing in the 100 metres, and competed at the 2000 Olympic Games. Since 2003, he has competed as a ...more

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Marcel Lopuchovský is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Slovakia Marcel Lopuchovský is an Olympic Bobsleigh athlete from Slovakia.