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Cynthia Appiah

Cynthia Appiah

Jerome Family Athletics Award

Award Sponsor Apothic Wines

Cynthia Appiah is a celebrated Canadian bobsledder, having won a Crystal Globe during the 2021/22 IBSF World Cup season as the third-ranked monobob pilot in the world.

Starting her career in the back of the sled, Canada’s Cynthia Appiah had an outstanding rookie season in 2015/16 as a brakewoman. She pushed two-time Olympic champion, Kaillie Humphries, to a gold and bronze medal at the World Cup and backed rookie pilot Alysia Rissling to her first-ever World Cup bronze medal. After being named an alternate for Team Canada at the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, she decided to switch positions from brakewoman to pilot and has been in that position ever since.

Cynthia’s strongest event has become the monobob. She claimed two victories in the event in 2019 and finished fifth at the 2021 World Championships. Appiah went to have a breakout campaign during the 2021/22 season, earning her first World Cup podiums as a pilot (a silver in Altenberg, Germany and a bronze in Winterberg, Germany), which helped her earn a coveted Crystal Globe. She made history by competing in the monobob at Beijing 2022, sharing an Olympic debut with the event.