2018 Olympics
Days
76
Hours
20
Mins
57
Secs
42

Cynthia Appiah

Sport:Bobsleigh
Height:173cm
Weight:78kg
Birth Date:May. 15, 1990 (age 27)
Birth Place:North York, ON
Residence:Toronto
Twitter:@thecynapps

A standout shot put and hammer throw athlete at York University, Cynthia was introduced to bobsleigh in the summer of 2011 when she attended a testing camp at her university. Cynthia tested, went to her first bob school, completed school and has been on a steady progression since going to her second bobsleigh school in 2013.

Cynthia enjoyed a standout rookie season on the World Cup where she pushed both two-time Olympic champion, Kaillie Humphries, to a gold and bronze medal, along with rookie pilot Alysia Rissling to her first ever World Cup bronze medal. Cynthia has excelled with fast pushes and medal winning performances at all levels while working her way through the system, sliding provincially and on the North America’s Cup circuit.

Outside of bobsleigh, Cynthia watches Jeopardy religiously. In fact next to earning the honour of representing Canada at the Olympic Games is to compete on Jeopardy. A trivia buff who watches way too much television, Cynthia a huge Blue Jays fan, and previously worked in the team’s customer services department.

Cynthia is of four siblings in her family, and has a BA History Major/Psychology minor.

Career Highlights

  • 2017 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 11 
  • 2017 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 6
  • 2017 – World Cup, Pyeongchang, KOR: 3
  • 2017 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 4
  • 2017 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 5
  • 2016 – World Championships, Igls, AUT: 16
  • 2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 3
  • 2016 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 1
  • 2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 3
  • 2016 – North America’s Cup, Calgary, CAN: 1
  • 2016 – North America’s Cup, Calgary, CAN: 1, 1
  • 2016 – North America’s Cup, Whistler, CAN: 1, 4
  • 2015 – North America’s Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 1, 1

World Championship Results

  • 2017 – World Championships, Konigssee, GER: 6
  • 2016 – World Championships, Igls, AUT: 16

World Cup Results

  • 2017 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 11 
  • 2017 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 6
  • 2017 – World Cup, Pyeongchang, KOR: 3
  • 2017 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 4
  • 2017 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 5
  • 2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 3
  • 2016 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 1