Chris Spring is back on Canadian soil, but his head is still in Russia.
Just days after being removed from his sled in favour of teammate and fellow-pilot Justin Kripps on Canada 3 — the ill-fated bobsleigh that crashed on the Sochi track — Spring was still dismayed in the decision intended to give Canada a better shot at the podium.
“I still feel the same way I did that day,” Spring said at the Calgary International Airport Tuesday afternoon. “I’m still disappointed in the decision that was made, I still don’t agree with the decision. But like I said that day, the coaches always have the program in mind and they made a decision based on that. We’re going to have some meetings here at the end of the year to discuss everything, and everyone will have their say.”
Spring, the 29-year-old Australian-born athlete who’s called Calgary home for the last eight years, finished 13th on Canada 1 in the four-man event, was emotional after being pulled from Canada 3 and spoke o