Athlete Profile

Ken LeBlanc, 23, of Beaverton, Ont., is considered one of Canada's best athletes in the bobsleigh of all-time. Following an outstanding track-and-field career in which he competed in the 200 and 400-metre sprints at the 1986 world junior championships, LeBlanc turned his attention to bobsleigh, earning a berth on the 1988 Olympic team in Calgary. There, he finished 15th with Chris Lori in the four-man sled. He also was part of Lori's crew that won the overall World Cup four-man title during the 1989-90 season. Four years later, he went to his second Olympics, in Albertville, France, and saw an improvement, finishing fourth in the four-man event. In 1997, LeBlanc and Pierre Lueders won the two-man World Cup event in Calgary, and also claimed the four-man gold with Pierre, Ricardo Greenidge and Jack Pyc. Ken Leblanc teamed with Pierre Lueders and the Hindle brothers, Matt and Ben, to claim the bronze medal in the four-man event at the world championships in Cortina, Italy in 1999.