Jon Montgomery

Olympic Gold Medalist | Host, The Amazing Race Canada | Canada’s Celebrity Auctioneer

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Jon Montgomery became a celebrated Canadian when he defied great odds to win the Gold Medal in skeleton racing at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics – beating out his closest opponent by 7/100th of a second. Montgomery became the second Canadian in a row to win gold in the men’s event, after Duff Gibson in 2006. The Vancouver Sun claimed that his victory walk post-win made him “the most famous beer drinker in Canada.”

Montgomery’s love of skeleton racing began in 2002 on a casual trip to Canada Olympic Park when he witnessed his first race. He immediately joined a learning session and from there his skill for the sport grew. He won his first World Cup event in January 2008, and also won a silver medal at the World Championships that same year, finishing the season ranked second overall on the World Cup. From there he went on to win his first Olympic gold medal at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

As the host of The Amazing Race Canada since then, he’s been across the country and all over the world sharing his insights on what makes Canada great. Montgomery hopes his gold medal performance inspires more people to enter amateur sports, and reassures mothers that skeleton is a safe sport for children to enter. Jon Montgomery also hopes his gold medal victory will help to establish an all-amateur sports channel for Canadian athletes.

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