John Fennell is part of the next generation of Canadian luge. He was just a 14-year-old spectator at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, but that solidified his Olympic dream. Fennell was hooked after his first luge run in 2006 during a “Learn to Luge” session at Canada Olympic Park...

He got a taste of the Olympic experience when he competed in the 2012 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck where he finished seventh. Fennell made his debut at the senior world championships on his home track in Whistler in 2013 where he finished 24th. But his time was good enough to earn him the bronze medal in the under-23 world championships. He became a member of Team Canada after he competed in Sochi this February. After a four-run combined time, John finished 27th.

Languages spoken: English

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado

Current city: Calgary

Sport: Luge

Favourite Food: Food

Favourite Colour: beige

What is your single greatest achievement as an athlete?
Competing at the 2013 World Championships in Whistler

What is your single greatest achievement outside of sports?
Getting accepted to university

What's your favourite quote or statement?
“Giving liberates the soul of the giver” Maya Angelou

Who was your role model when you were young?
Mark Tewksbury




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