Helen Upperton

Name: Helen Uppertonhelenupperton
Sport: Bobsleigh
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Nickname: Hels, H-Bomb

Favorite Sport Memory:
My first World cup gold medal in 2005. It was the first time Canada won a World Cup gold medal in Women’s Bobsleigh.

Favorite Quote:
Do not go where the path may lead, instead go where there is no path and leave a trail.

CAN Fund Testimonial:
The Olympic year is always a tough year financially because we put everything we have into being as prepared as possible for the Olympic Games. We are fortunate to have so much help and support in allowing us to prepare to the best of our ability to make our country proud this February in Whistler. Without the financial support, it would be impossible for us to achieve our goals.

Best Result:
2010 Olympic Silver Medalist
4th at the 2006 Olympic Games
5 Time World Cup Gold Medalist
14 World Cup Medals

Fun Facts:
I chew gum when I slide down the bobsleigh track, I think it gives me something to do when I’m nervous. I started to paint my fingernails black for races in 2007. I love to play soccer and snowboard.

Website: www.helsbobsleigh.com