Catherine Medeiros

Sport:Bobsleigh
Position:Pilot
Birth Date:Mar. 29, 1991 (age 30)
Birth Place:Montreal
Residence:Montreal
Instagram:@supa_cath

A well-rounded athlete, Catherine has been a core member of Canada’s National Bobsleigh Program since she took a recruitment camp in her hometown of Montreal after competing in a variety of sports for many years including long-distance running, soccer, and alpine skiing – a sport she competed in at the international level when she was 18.

Prior to being introduced to bobsleigh, Catherine competed on the world-stage in strongwoman events where she became the first Canadian woman to obtain her pro card as a strongwoman. 

Eager to keep her athletic career alive, Catherine has now found her passion in bobsleigh where she splits her time mastering the art of driving and pushing sleds. While she deems the bobsleigh tour as her “school of life” as a member of the Development Bobsleigh Team, Catherine is also studying to become a Naturopathic Doctor. 

She takes advantage of her off-season to stay connected and give back to her community through conducting fitness, movement and hit classes. Catherine has hosted fitness retreats in Ecuador with a multi-dimensional approach that takes clients beyond the physical aspect. Her strategy addresses more than just muscle strength and endurance – it also seeks to improve the mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. 

Did You Know…

Catherine’s hero is her dad. Today, she can better understand the hardships and sacrifices he’s been through to allow for a better life for his kids. She loves to drive the track in Lake Placid and is always up for a trip to Konigssee as a brakewoman. At the 2018 PyeongChang Test Event, Catherine played the drums with a Korean band during the four-man event, encouraging the crowd to chant “CANADA” for the Canadian sleds.

Career Highlights

  Gold Silver Bronze Other
2021 - Europe Cup, Igls, AUT       

4th
2woman

2020 – Europe Cup, Igls, AUT    

 

11th 2woman
2020 – North American Cup, Lake Placid, USA

 

 2woman

 2woman

 2woman

 
2019 – Europe Cup, Konigssee, GER       17th 2woman
2019 – North American Cup, Park City, USA  

 2woman

 2woman

 2woman

   
2019 – North American Cup Monobob, Lake Placid, USA      2woman  
2019 – North American Cup, Calgary, CAN    2woman  2woman  
2018 – North American Cup, Lake Placid, USA    2woman    
2017 – World Cup, Igls, AUT       11th 2woman
2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA       8th 2woman 
2016 – North American Cup, Calgary, CAN 2woman      

World Championship Results

Brakewoman

Season
Location
Discipline
Result
Crew
2018/19 Whistler, CAN Team 6th Doyle, Medeiros, Hol, Charney, Baumgartner, Variola
         
2016/17 Igls, AUT 2woman 11th De Bruin, Medeiros 
  Konigssee, GER 2woman  16th De Bruin, Medeiros 
  Winterberg, GER 2woman  18th De Bruin, Medeiros 
  Lake Placid, USA 2woman  8th De Bruin, Medeiros 

World Cup Results

Brakewoman

Season
Location
Discipline
Result
Crew
2016/17 Innsbruck, AUT 2woman 11th De Bruin, Medeiros 
  Konigssee, GER 2woman 16th De Bruin, Medeiros 
  Winterberg, GER 2woman 18th De Bruin, Medeiros 
  Lake Placid, USA 2woman 8th De Bruin, Medeiros