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Phylicia George

Bobsled CAN

Phylicia George

Phylicia George
  • Birth date 11/16/1987
  • Birthplace Scarborough
  • Residence Calgary
  • Height/Weight 5'10"/ 143 lbs


  • Residence
  • Calgary, AB, CAN
  • Club / Team
  • Flying Angels: Toronto, ON, CAN
  • Higher education
  • Biology, Physiology - University of Connecticut: Storrs, CT, USA
  • Hobbies
  • Reading, watching movies, photography, beauty, travelling. (, Jan 2018)
  • Injuries
  • She missed two months of the 2017 athletics season because of injury. (, 18 Dec 2017)

    She missed the 2013 athletics season because of hamstring injuries. She had tendinopathy in her left leg and two tears in her right leg. (, Jan 2018)

    She suffered three stress fractures earlier in her career. (, 18 Jul 2011)
  • Other sports
  • She competed in athletics [100m hurdles] at the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Aug 2016)
  • Why this sport?
  • She competed in athletics [100m hurdles] at the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016. After the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, she was contacted by Canadian bobsleigher Kaillie Humphries. "She messaged me on Twitter saying how impressed she was by my work ethic and said I should think about bobsled. I had never considered competing in a winter sport, and yet the thought of competing at the Winter Olympics intrigued me. The thought of challenging myself by trying something totally new enticed excitement in me. I travelled to Whistler to get my first taste of bobsleigh life, and I left with the promise that after the [2017] London world [athletics] championships I would trade my t-shirt and shorts in for boots and toques to embark on a journey to go to the Winter Olympics."
  • Most influential person in career
  • Her parents. (, 04 Feb 2010)
  • Hero / Idol
  • US boxer Muhammad Ali. (, Jan 2018)
  • Ambitions
  • To win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (, 18 Dec 2017)
  • Awards and honours
  • She received the 2012 Phil A. Edwards Memorial Trophy, given to the outstanding track athlete of the year by Athletics Canada. She shared the award with Jessica Zelinka. (, 20 Dec 2012)
  • Name of coach
  • Todd Hays [national], USA
  • Preferred position / style / stance / technique
  • Brakeperson
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • She first tried bobsleigh in 2016 in Whistler, BC, Canada.
  • Occupation
  • Athlete
  • Languages
  • English
  • Nicknames
  • PG (, 05 Sep 2013)
  • Sporting philosophy / motto
  • "Do something today that your future self will thank you for." [US boxer Muhammad Ali] (, 18 Dec 2017)
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