Rush for Gold
Meet: Brianne Theisen
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Brianne Theisen was born in 1988 and is a Canadian track and field athlete who competes in the heptathlon and women's pentathlon.
She was the Canadian heptathlon champion in 2009 and represented her country at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics.
She holds the Canadian record for the indoor pentathlon with her score of 4555 points.
A national junior champion in 2006, she took the heptathlon gold medal at the Pan American Junior Championships the following year.
She enrolled at the University of Oregon and broke a number of school records in her first three years, winning back-to-back NCAA heptathlon titles in 2009 and 2010.
She has also won twice at the NCAA Indoor Championship, including a collegiate pentathlon record in 2011.
Brianne competed in the 2012 London Olympics and placed 11th. She will continue to train and hopes to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Meet: Olympian Lyndon Rush
Lyndon Rush (born November 24, 1980 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian bobsledder who has competed since 2004.
Rush also won a bronze medal in the four-man event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He won the silver medal in the mixed bobsleigh-skeleton team event at the 2008 FIBT World Championships in Altenberg, Germany.
Lyndon Rush made his first breakthroughs in Bobsleigh during the 2009-10 Bobsleigh World Cup winning the opening 4 man event in Park City, Utah. Lyndon Rush also finished 3rd at the 4-man event in Cesana, Italy all of which contributing to his current ranking of third in the 4-man event. Rush, together with Lascelles Brown managed a tie for the victory with André Lange at the 2-man event in St-Moritz, this was their first victory and podium in the 2-man.
After his runs in both two-man and four-man bobsleigh at the 2010 Winter Olympics, Rush openly mused about retiring. Rush is a deeply religious and devoted family man and following the four-man bobsleigh run in Whistler in which he lost out on silver by 1/100th of a second. Rush said that "It makes me feel like I don't want to retire. I like racing bobsled. It's fun. But I think I might have to move on. I'm 29 years old. I'm not a kid. I can't go touring all over Europe all the time."
He became partners with Jesse Lumsden at the beginning of the 2012 season and the duo won their first World Cup Gold medal together in the two-man event on February 3, 2012. It was Rush's second victory in two-man event and his eighth medal in his career on the World Cup circuit. Rush then built on his successes with Lumsden to win a silver medal at the 2012 World Championships. There, despite battling through a stomach virus on his last two runs, as he was leading through the first two runs, he was eventually overtaken by Steven Holcomb pushing him to the silver.
Lyndon is preparing to compete in his second Olympics the 2014 Olympics in Russia.Courtesy wikipedia.com