Olympic Winter Games Attended
Bree Walker commenced bobsleigh after a successful career as a hurdler in Athletics.
Walker season started off the 2018-2019 season with victories in both of the inaugural monobob races in Lillehammer, Norway, in November 2018 and then placed second at the third race for the season in Konigsee, Germany.
Monobob is a new addition to the Olympic Programme for Beijing 2022.
Walker spent the majority of the northern hemisphere winter based in Europe.
Alongside brakewoman Jamie Scroop, the pair competed in their first ever bobsleigh World Cup in Innsbruck, Austria, in January 2019, placing 13th.
In 2019-2020, Walker again had impressive results in monobob, with victory in Winterberg, Germany, and double gold in La Plagne, France. Walker made her World Championship bobsleigh debut in Altenberg, Germany, finishing in 14th place with brakewoman Stefanie Fernandez.
Walker continued her exciting form into the 2020-2021 season, taking home three medals in the monobob, and finished the season in second place on the IBSF end of year rankings. In the two-woman bobsleigh, Walker and brakewoman Sarah Blizzard had a personal best World Cup finish of eighth place in Innsbruck, Austria, which was one of four top-10 World Cup bobsleigh finishes.
The 2021-2022 season again saw Walker claim a number of medals in IBSF Monobob World Series events, with an impressive five medal haul, highlighted by a victory in Winterberg, Germany.
Walker's best results in the two-woman bobsleigh came with brakewoman Kiara Reddingius, with the pair finishing in seventh place in their first ever start together in Winterberg.
Walker will make her Olympic debut in Beijing, after being selected to compete for Australia in the bobsleigh and monobob disciplines. Joining Walker will be Kiara Reddingius, who will compete as her brakewoman in the two-woman bobsleigh.
Q & A
I am my top three.
1. Winning my first senior State race in 400m Hurdle after deciding to switch from 400m to 400m hurdles in the same season.
2. Receiving a full Track and Field scholarship to a D1 college in the States (a dream I've had since i started high school).
3. Winning my first medal in my bobsleigh career; double gold in the first ever monobob races in Lillehammer.
I began my sport in:
2016 in Whistler, Canada.
When I am not training or competing I am:
Drinking coffee and having breakfast with friends (typical Melbourne girl), studying and working as a personal trainer/schools coach
I enjoy my sport because ...
I love the adrenaline rush of of sliding down a mountain over 100km/h. I love driving a bobsled so much and training for the push start with my team. Working as part of a team is the best and there is no better feeling of getting a great result together.
Studying Physical education Teaching at Deakin University
Favourite international competition:
World Junior Championships in St Mortiz 2017/18 and MonoBob race in Lillehammer 2018
Anything RNB or Beyonce
Favourite other sport to watch or play:
Track and Field, AFL, Rugby, touch footy
To compete at the Olympics (i wanted to be Cathy Freeman)
My Hero is ...
Tom Kelly (my old athletics coach), Cathy Freeman
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