Le Bihan slides way to Olympics

Kelowna graduate in four man bobsleigh driven by Lynden Rush. Summerland's Justin Kripps will slide with Pierre Leuders.

Kelowna's Chris Le Bihan has been named to Team Canada's Olympic bobsleigh team.

Kelowna's Chris Le Bihan has been named to Team Canada's Olympic bobsleigh team.

Kelowna’s Chris Le Bihan will take part in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver as a member of a four man bobsleigh team.

Le Bihan was one of two Okanagan athletes named as part of the 18 member Canadian Olympic bobsleigh and skeleton team.

Summerland’s Justin Kripps is also on the team and will ride in the four man bobsleigh with driver Pierre Leuders.

Le Bihan, a 1995 graduate of KLO in Kelowna, has been a member of the Canadian bobsleigh team for the past five years.

In 2006, he missed out on a spot for the Olympic team by just one spot.

“Canada is a force to reckon with in the sliding sports of bobsleigh and skeleton,” said Don Wilson, chief executive officer, Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton.

“Since the last time the Olympic Winter Games were held in North America in 2002, our program has accumulated nearly 180 international medals. These results are a tribute to the talent and dedication to excellence by this elite group of athletes and coaching staff.”

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