uggs trainers Saginaw Valley State University employee helps select Olympic bobsled team
Her pole vaulting coach was having lunch with a bobsledding coach at an Olympic training center. The two got talking about Knous, who later got a call from the bobsledding coach.
Three years later she was in Vancouver. She’ll never forget the opening ceremony.
“I felt like my whole athletic career kinda just came, and it felt like that, here’s the reward. Like, here you’re on the world stage representing your country,” Knous said.
Knous didn’t have the finish she’d hoped for, but she will never forget the sights and sounds of the Olympics, starting with her first run.
“It was so loud that in some of the curves, just audiences and people, everyone was just cheering so loud, that I thought our sled broke,” Knous said.
Knous will watch this year’s games from the comfort of her own home with her husband and two boys who she calls her “gold medals.”
“There’s just a time and place for everything. I had my time and place as an athlete and I enjoy my life just as much now just as much as an athlete,” Knous said.