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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Bobsledder Justin Olsen already working out after emergency appendectomy

Even if Justin Olsen does not win a medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, there will be no questioning the U.S. bobsledder’s toughness.

On Monday night, Olsen was admitted to the hospital and ended up having an emergency appendectomy. The procedure took place two nights prior to the unofficial start of training for the Olympics, but the U.S. bobsled pilot is still expected to compete in the two-man competition Feb. 18-19, and the four-man races Feb. 24-25.

As of Thursday, Olsen was right on track. He shared a video on Twitter of his first post-surgery workout, and he’s already banging out push-ups and looks ready to go.

That’s pretty impressive. Olsen won a gold medal as part of the four-man bobsled team at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. He also competed in the four-man event at the 2014 Sochi Games.

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