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Bobsleigh or bobsledding is a sport of exhilarating but dangerous speed (up to 90 mph or 145 kph). In this winter sport, teams of two or four make timed runs down a narrow, banked, twisting, icey track in a gravity-powered sled. Timed runs are combined to calculate the winning score. Women’s bobsleigh competition began in the US in 1983 with two demonstration races in Lake Placid, New York. Two woman bobsleigh made its Olympic debut at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Bobsleigh is also con
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Christina Smith is an Olympian and Pioneer in the sport of women's bobsleigh. Smith was the first pilot to represent Canada with brakewoman Paul McKenzie at it's inaugural Olympic Winter Games in 2002. Smith debuted as television analyst for women's bobsleigh racing during CTV's broadcast of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games on site in Whistler, Canada. This season, Smith was appointed as Head Pilot Coach