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Cynthia Appiah

Cynthia began her athletic career in hammer throw at York University and was introduced to bobsleigh in the summer of 2011 when she attended a testing camp at her university. She enjoyed a standout rookie season on the World Cup where she pushed two-time Olympic champion, Kaillie Humphries, to a gold and bronze medal, and rookie pilot and fellow Classroom Champions mentor, Alysia Rissling, to her first-ever World Cup bronze medal. After heading to PyeongChang as an alternate on Canada’s 2018 Olympic Bobsleigh Team, Cynthia switched positions in the sled into the driver’s seat and is now steadily mastering the art of piloting. She continues to be a force on the start block. Cynthia set a new Ice House start record from the pilot bar in 2019 at 5.41.


Toronto, ON



Currently Trains

Calgary, AB
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