Jon Montgomery
  • Born: 05/06/1979
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 75kg
  • Birthplace: Russell, Manitoba

jon_montgomery_2010_1340pxJon Montgomery became one of the best-known Canadian athletes of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games when after winning gold, he made a triumphant walk through Whistler Village with a pitcher of beer. The image became iconic and led to Montgomery making an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show and presenting at the Juno Awards, where he used his vocal talents to auction off singer Justin Bieber’s cell number.

Montgomery had his Olympic dream sparked by the men’s hockey team winning gold at Salt Lake City 2002. That same year he witnessed a skeleton race while on a self-guided tour with his parents at Canada Olympic Park. He signed up for a Discover Skeleton school and immediately fell in love with the sport. Montgomery made his World Cup debut in Calgary in November 2006, winning bronze in his very first event. In 2007-08 he earned his first world championship medal, a silver, and finished second in the season’s World Cup standings on the strength of four podium finishes.

But it was on the home track in Whistler where Montgomery has enjoyed his greatest success. He won the World Cup event which served as the Olympic test event. During the Olympic Games, he was the fastest slider in the final three heats , including a track record in his third run, to secure the gold medal. He followed up the next season with another World Cup victory at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

Montgomery elected to take the 2011-12 season away from competition to focus on sled development. He returned in 2012-13 with the ultimate goal of defending his Olympic title in Sochi.

Career Highlights

2010 Olympic Champion… 2008 World Silver Medallist…

Olympic Highlights

Open/Close

GAME:

TYPE:

SPORT:

EVENT:

RESULT:

FINISH:

2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesSkeletonMen - Gold
Olympic Club

TO2015 Daily RecapSee All

Day 16 Recap: Canada ends Toronto 2015 with 217 medals

Upcoming GamesSee All

2015 Toronto

2015 Toronto

Toronto was awarded the 2015 Pan American Games on November 6, 2009, defeating bids from Lima, Peru and Bogota, Colombia….

Top Team Canada Fans

Al Redpath

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 17500 points
  • Earned this week: 5553 points

Kerri McGregor

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 15630 points
  • Earned this week: 3830 points

Benn Wood

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 8788 points
  • Earned this week: 2655 points

Matthew Tully

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 7350 points

Mary Manna

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 6001 points
  • Earned this week: 1551 points

Beckie Santavy

Current Level

Gold

  • Total: 5589 points
  • Earned this week: 661 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 411 points

Clay Naslund

Current Level

Gold

  • Total: 4964 points
  • Earned this week: 1746 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 1036 points

Blair Munn

Current Level

Silver

  • Total: 4139 points
  • Earned this week: 25 points
  • Next Level: Gold
  • Needed: 111 points

Website by zync.ca | Programmed by Trew Knowledge | Powered by WordPress.com VIP

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,109 other followers