breeana walker is putting bobsleighing on the map in australia.
‘bobsled bree’ has already exceeded all expectations and is not yet finished in beijing 2022. Her goal was to qualify for the games, and here she is: not just making up numbers, but putting on elite performances like she did in the women’s monobob.
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“All I can say is never count an Australian out,” he told 7 news.
“I defended myself today. The girls in front of me are the best drivers in the world. So to be fifth behind them, in my first Olympics, I’m very happy. I’m very happy.”
“Four years ago, I was on the sidelines…it’s unbelievable. It’s worth all the hard work and effort.”
impressive winter olympic monobob debut
walker finished an impressive fifth place in a field of 20 athletes in the first-ever women’s monobob competition at a winter olympic games.
her total time of 4:21.46 for all four heats was just 2.19 seconds off the pace of kaillie humphries usa’s gold medal race. In the USA, dizzying time to win the first-ever female monobob. humphries’s compatriot, elana meyers taylor finished in 4:20.81 to win an impressive silver medal to complete a united states 1-2 triumph in china. christine de bruin from Canada took home the bronze with a time of 4:21.03.
His performance was not a complete surprise. The 29-year-old won two gold medals at the first ibsf women’s monobob event in lillehammer in 2018.
walker’s partner is also a professional slider
walker’s partner is christian hammers, who competed for germany at the 2021 world championships as a brakeman and pusher.
walker lives and trains in one of the oldest spa towns in europe in wiesbaden, germany, and that was his training base during the covid-19 pandemic.
from high-level hurdler to Olympic dream
Walker’s athleticism extends beyond bobsleighing. She was an accomplished 400-meter hurdles runner and competed for 10 years at the national level and for the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.
“Training for bobsleigh and track and field is pretty similar at the basic level, but at a high level it becomes very specific,” he told world athletics. “I love to learn and see my improvement every week and that became addictive for me.”
After seeing Kim Brennan, who won gold in the single scull rowing at Rio 2016, Walker was inspired to truly pursue the dream of representing her country at the Olympic level.
“She was a hurdler before she was a rower, and it made me think, ‘if she can do it, I can,'” walk told the herald sun. “I thought she was limiting my skill set by concentrating on athletics.”
meyers taylor prediction
Four years ago, Walker traveled to Pyeongchang 2018 solely as a spectator to see up close where her dreams lay.
It was there that he had a conversation with elana meyers taylor, who had won a silver medal.
“You’re going to win one of these yourself someday,” said Meyers Taylor. and maybe in the 2-woman bobsleigh event that starts on Friday.
but no matter what, walker will continue to pinch himself as he boards his plane finally bound for australia after two years of travel and realizes he belongs with the elite.
when and where to see breeana walker in bobsleigh in beijing 2022
pilot walker will compete alongside kiara reddingius for australia in the 2 women event. series 1 is scheduled for friday, february 18 at 20:00 local time at yanqing national sliding center. series 2 will start at 9:30 p.m. on the same day.
The athletes will return the next day on Saturday, February 19 to compete in series 3 at 8:00 p.m. and the final series > at 9:30 p.m.
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