The fountain of youth is bubbling over at the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary. The new winter quadrennial is underway and there are big shoes to fill in many sports, now tasked with building strong, young teams in the wake of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Luger Brooke Apshkrum is just eighteen years old and finishing up her final class in high school. Fresh off her first Olympic experience in PyeongChang, where she placed 13th, she now finds herself in the unlikely position of leader on a very young team poised to make the leap to world’s best.
While veteran Kimberley McRae is on track for a third Olympics, the rest of the women’s luge team is brimming with youngsters keen to build on an impressive legacy left by Olympic bronze medalist Alex Gough.