Moose Jaw’s Ben Coakwell tied a Canadian record with 17 medals as a Canadian four-man bobsleigh brakeman after a silver medal on the World Cup circuit to be awarded the December Athlete of the Month.
The second-place finish was captured on Dec. 19 during a BMW IBSF World Cup event in Altenberg, Germany in a time of 1:49.16 (Run 1 – 54.50; Run 2 – 54.66). It was the second medal of the month for Coakwell as he and his four-man team also earned a bronze in an IBSF World Cup event in Winterberg, Germany in a time of 1:48.09 (Run 1 – 53.89; Run 2 – 54.20) on Dec. 11.
Coakwell is now tied with Lascelles Brown with 17 World Cup medals by a Canadian four-man brakeman.
Without a Provincial Sport Organization in Saskatchewan, Coakwell was nominated by the Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan.
- Marsha Hudey, White City, Speed Skating Nominated by Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association
For information regarding the Athlete of the Month Awards program, including previous nominees and recipients, visit Athlete of the Month Award – Sask Sport