Biography:

Considered one of the most powerful brakemen in all of bobsleigh, Lascelles Brown has competed internationally for three different countries, but has had his greatest success while wearing the maple leaf for Canada. His bobsleigh career began in his native Jamaica, for whom he competed at the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games. That same year he moved to Canada and began representing his new home in 2004. Brown’s impact was immediate, as he earned two-man gold and four-man bronze with pilot Pierre Lueders at the 2005 World Championships. Whether Brown would be able to compete for Canada at the Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games was unknown until January 21, 2006, when he was granted Canadian citizenship. Less than a month later he stood on the Olympic podium, having won silver in the two-man event with Lueders.

Continuing with the Canadian team, Brown would compete at his third Olympic Winter Games in 2010 and won his second Olympic medal, capturing bronze in the four-man event with pilot Lyndon Rush, David Bissett and Chris le Bihan. That was especially satisfying since it came after he and Rush had crashed in the two-man event. In 2010-11, Brown began competing for Monaco. After two seasons there, he returned to the Canadian team in preparation for Sochi 2014, where he finished ninth in both the two-man and four-man events with Rush. During the 2017-18 World Cup season, Brown helped push both Justin Kripps and Christopher Spring onto the podium in the four-man. He was a member of Spring’s two-man and four-man crews at PyeongChang 2018.

A little more about Lascelles…

Getting into the Sport: Got his start in bobsleigh at age 25 after a friend told him about it… Had always wanted to be the best at something… Prior to bobsleigh, had been a boxer but didn’t really like it… While training in Jamaica, he used to make hurdles out of bamboo sticks and exercised with big rocks instead of a medicine ball… Outside Interests: Would like to pursue photography as a career while continuing to work with youth elite athletes… Odds and Ends: Nickname: King… Inspired by NBA player Kobe Bryant because “he knows how to get it done”… Listens to R&B music before a competition to get in the zone… Favourite quote: Hard work beats talent any day”