Dave Greszczyszyn represents Canada in skeleton board
PYEONG CHANG—Dave Greszczyszyn, whose family has been vacationing on Manitoulin Island for 40 years, competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang this week.
Mr. Greszczyszyn represented Canada in the individual men’s skeleton race last Thursday, February 15.
In the first heat he placed 23rd with a time of 51.91 seconds. In the second, he tied for 18th with a time of 51.31 seconds with John Farrow of Australia. The third heat was held on Friday, February 16 and Mr. Greszczyszyn placed 21st with a time of 51.57 seconds.
Mr. Greszczyszyn didn’t move on to the fourth heat. Yun Sungin of Korea won gold, followed by Nikita Tregubov of Russia with silver and Dom Parsons of Great Britain with bronze.
Mr. Greszczyszyn’s board also has ties to Manitoulin with the image of a grizzly bear designed by Kagawong artist Rachel Ball.
Ms. Ball met Mr. Greszczyszyn and his girlfriend last summer at the Kagawong market. After showing an interest in her work, the Olympic athlete asked Ms. Ball to design an image of a grizzly bear with a forest, mountains and a maple leaf for his sled.
The image took Ms. Ball 40 hours to compete.