Have you heard about Emily Azevedo, U.S Olympic Bodsledder? She might be sort new at the World Championships, but she sure has given her best performances every time she competes, follow me to know more about this incredible Bodsledder, plus check out some photos and the video below.
This U.S Olympic Bodsledder brakewoman was born on April 28, 1983 in Chico, California where she still lives, as do her parents Wendy and Alan. Emily has three sisters Amber, Geneva and Chelsea. She graduated in 2005 with a degree in Exercise Biology from The University of California in Davis. While she was at UC, she was a successful track and field athlete and kept her 100 meters hurdles record for four years, it wasn’t until last year that the record was surpassed.
Emily’s first experience with bobsledding was with the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, but allow me to explain myself. She was just watching the Olympics on television with her friends from the University, but that was all it took to make Emily quite interested in Bobsledding.
"I watched the Olympics with a bunch of roommates of mine, and I told them that that’s what I was going to do,"
Emily joined Eric Pac at the 2006-07 season in the World Cup and World Championships, this team was incredible specially for Emily remember that it was her debut and they finish in the top places at both events. The next season 2008-2009 Emily joined driver Bree Schaaf winning the National title and at the World Cup in Whistler they finished fifth, subsequently after completing seven different races the entire season, and that means hard work, discipline, lots of energy and confidence on themselves, the girls earned their ticket to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, making Emily Azevedo one of the three two-person bobsledding teams. At the Olympics Emily will push USA #3 while Bree Schaff wil drive; the others girls in the Olympic team are Erin Pac, Michelle Rzepka, Shauna Rohbock and Elana Meyers.
"I never thought that four years ago when I thought of the idea of coming out for bobsled that I’d be in the position that I am today," she says. "It’s pretty incredible. I saw Shauna and Valerie win the silver medal in Torino and it inspired me to see what I can do in the sport."
Now we will have to wait to see how our dear U.S Olympic Bobsledder, Emily Azevedo will do at the Games. Meanwhile take a look at some photos here plus the video Below.
Female Olympic Bobsledding Video