Former Warrior competing in fourth Olympic Games
Heather Moyse is returning to the sport of bobsleigh and pushing towards a third Olympic gold medal.
Heather Moyse is returning to the sport of bobsleigh and pushing towards a third Olympic gold medal.By Dan Ackerman Athletics and Recreation
Inspiring, courageous, and quite possible one of the strongest and most passionate Warriors ever to have donned the black and gold, Heather Moyse is making her return to the Winter Olympics, her fourth games.
September 11, 2017, Heather Moyse announced on her Facebook page that she is making a return to the sport of bobsleigh and pushing towards a third Olympic gold medal. That's correct, Moyse has won TWO gold medals on the biggest stage, one in Sochi in 2014 and her first in 2010 on home soil in Vancouver.
Fast-forward four months to January 24, 2018, after an incredibly rigorous and determined training regimen, Moyse announced she is returning to the Olympic Games to represent Canada for the fourth time. The comeback was complete. Moyse will head to Peyongchang as the brakeman for Alysia Rissling.
In between all of her training to reach Peyongchang? Just a casual launch of her book 'Redefining Realistic' that went on shelves in December of 2017.
The book in her own words is about "human potential and about helping you achieve the goals that are important to you, whether they are in sport, life, or business."
If you have ever had the privilege of hearing Moyse speak you can hear it in her voice and see it in the room, she truly believes we all have the potential to reach our goals one way or another. Just ask those who have attended the annual President's Golf Tournament and listened to her speak. You can hear a pin drop when she delivers her message and everyone leaves the room inspired to be better.
That is why Moyse is making her fourth trip to the Olympics Games. She is always pushing her limits to reach her goals.
"As a former Warrior, Heather is an inspiration to our present and future student-athletes," said director of athletics and recreation, Roly Webster. "Being able to represent Canada on the world stage is no small feat, and to do so four times at the Olympic Games is a testament to her hard work and an incredible accomplishment. We wish Heather all the best in South Korea."
Moyse had hip surgery before and after the Sochi games and had to modify the way she trained but persevered and met her goal.
In her Warriors varsity career, she definitely proved that she had the potential to be a world-class athlete; winning OUA silver and U SPORTS bronze medals in rugby, 10 OUA medals and two U SPORTS bronze medals in track, and was named a two time All-Canadian in rugby.
Moyse is the most decorated Warriors alumni and ready to add to her gold medal tally as competition gets underway next week in South Korea.
She will certainly give it all she has and as perfectly summarized in her book will be living by her own words, "take a step toward the seemingly impossible and you may start to see how possible it really is."
The women's bobsleigh heats begin on Saturday, February 17.