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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

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Kaillie Humphries (born Kaillie Simundson September 4, 1985) is a Canadian bobsledder. Humphries was the Olympic champion in the two-woman at the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter ...more
2
Elana Meyers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America

Birthplace: Camp Pendleton

Elana Meyers Taylor (born Elana Alessandra Meyers; October 10, 1984), is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2007. Born in Oceanside, California, Meyers was raised in Douglasville, ...more
3
Alexandre Zoubkov is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Russia

Birthplace: Bratsk, Russia

Alexandr Yuryevich Zubkov (Russian: Александр Юрьевич Зубков; born 10 August 1974) is a Russian retired bobsledder who has competed since 1999. Competing in four Winter Olympics, he won two ...more
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Bill Schuffenhauer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah

Bill Schuffenhauer (born June 24, 1973) 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 ...more
5
Duncan Harvey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Australia

Birthplace: Mount Gambier, Australia

Duncan Harvey is an Australian bobsledder.
6
Steven Langton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America

Birthplace: Melrose, Massachusetts

Steven Daniel Langton (born April 15, 1983) 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 ...more
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Oskars Melbārdis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Latvia

Birthplace: Valmiera, Latvia

Oskars Melbārdis (born 16 February 1988) is Latvian bobsledder who has competed since 2006. He is the most successful bobsledder in the history of his country, who won one gold and two bronze ...more
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Nick Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America

Birthplace: Los Gatos, California

Nick Cunningham (born May 8, 1985) is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2008. Nick Cunningham is a Sergeant in the New York Army National Guard in the 1156 Engineering Company, ...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

Birthplace: Del Rio, Texas, USA

Todd Dennys Hays (born May 21, 1969) is an American former bobsledder who competed from 1994 to 2006. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he won the silver medal in the four-man event at Salt Lake ...more
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Steven Holcomb is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America

Birthplace: Park City, Utah

Steven Paul Holcomb (April 14, 1980 – May 6, 2017) was an American bobsledder who competed from 1998 until his death in 2017. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he won the four-man ...more
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Jeremy Bottin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Monaco

Birthplace: Monaco

Jeremy Bottin is an Olympic Bobsleigh athlete from Monaco.
12
Dawid Kupczyk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Poland

Birthplace: Jelenia Góra, Poland

Dawid Andrzej Kupczyk (born 10 May 1977 in Jelenia Góra) is a Polish bobsledder who has competed since 1997. Competing in five Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 14th in the ...more
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Christopher Spring is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Christopher Spring Canada, Australia

Birthplace: Darwin, Australia

Christopher "Chris" Spring (born 6 March 1984) is a Canadian bobsledder who has competed since 2008. At the 2010 Winter Olympics, he competed for his country of birth, Australia and ...more
14
Jamie Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America

Birthplace: Pepper Pike, Ohio

Jamie Moriarty (born March 26, 1981) 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,
15
Carmen Tronescu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Romania

Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Carmen Radenovic is a Romanian bobsledder.
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Thomas Hicks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Thomas Hicks United States of America
Thomas A. Hicks (June 1, 1918 - July 14, 1992) 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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Michelle Rzepka is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America

Birthplace: Novi, Michigan

Michelle "Mickie" Rzepka (born August 4, 1983) is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2007. Her best event finish in the Bobsleigh World Cup is third at Whistler, Canada on ...more
18
Shelley-Ann Brown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Canada

Birthplace: Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

Shelley-Ann Marie Brown (born March 15, 1980) was a Canadian bobsledder who has competed since 2006. She was born in Scarborough, Ontario to Jamaican immigrant parents, and also raised in nearby ...more
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Valerie Fleming is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Valerie Fleming (born December 18, 1976) 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 and ...more
20
Pierre Lueders is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
Canada

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Pierre Fritz Lueders (born 26 September 1970 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian Olympic, world and World Cup champion bobsledder who competed from 1990 to 2010. He piloted both two-man and ...more
21
Steve Mesler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

Steven Michael Mesler (born August 28, 1978) is an American former bobsledder and a three-time Olympian, World Champion, and Olympic Gold Medalist. He is the co-founder, President and CEO of the ...more
22
Shauna Rohbock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America

Birthplace: Provo, Utah, USA

Shauna L. Rohbock (born April 4, 1977) is a soldier in the U.S. Army National Guard, an Olympic medal-winning bobsledder, and former professional soccer player. After retiring from competitions ...more
23
Mike Kohn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America

Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina

Michael "Mike" Kohn (born May 26, 1972) 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 ...more
24
John Napier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America
John Napier is an American bobsledder.
25
Helen Upperton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Bobsleigh
United States of America, Canada

Birthplace: Ahmadi Governorate, Kuwait

Helen Lesley Upperton (born October 31, 1979) is a Canadian bobsledder who has competed since 2002. Upperton was born in Ahmadi, Kuwait as her parents involvement in the oil industry meant they ...more