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Former UConn Track Star Wins Bronze Medal for Team Canada in Winter Olympics

Phylicia George earned a bronze medal in women’s bobsled.

BMW IBSF World Cup Koenigssee Day 2
Phylicia George and teammate Kaillie Humphries of Canada compete in the 2018 Women`s Bobsleigh World Cup in Germany.
Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images For IBSF

UConn will be represented in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics as former track star Phylicia George (‘10) will compete for Team Canada in the bobsled event.

With two-time Olympic champion Kallie Humphries as her partner, the Canadian duo is predicted by most outlets to come away with the gold medal. In bobsled, each team gets four runs and the team with the lowest aggregate (combined) time wins.

The first two runs are scheduled for Tuesday Feb. 20 at 6:50 a.m. (EST) with the third and fourth runs coming the next day at 6:40 a.m. The events can be watched online at NBCOlympics.com or on the NBC Sports App.

George is no stranger to the Olympics as the Markham, Ontario native competed in the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, running the 100-meter hurtles in both and the 4x100m relay in Rio.

At UConn, George qualified for NCAA’s three times in the 100m hurtles, 200m dash and 4x100m relays. As a freshman in 2007, her 4x100m relay team finished second at the Big East Championship. She also holds the program record in the 60m hurtles with a time of 8.33.

George is the second Winter Olympian in school history, joining Bethany Hart (‘00) — another former track star-turned-bobsledder — who competed for Team USA in the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics.

UPDATE:

George won the bronze medal for Team Canada.