Adam Rosen

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Adam Rosen
Rennrodelweltcup Altenberg 2015 (Marcus Cyron) 0033.JPG
Rosen at the 2014 world cup in Altenberg.
Personal information
Nickname(s) AJ
National team Great Britain
Citizenship US-British
Born (1984-04-12) April 12, 1984 (age 34)
New Rochelle, New York
Residence New Rochelle, New York
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg)
Website www.ajrosen.com
Sport
Country Great Britain
Sport Luge

Adam Joseph "AJ" Rosen (born April 12, 1984) is an American-born US-British Olympic luger who has competed since 2003. He is Great Britain's best-ever luge athlete.[1]

Early and personal life[edit]

A native and resident of New Rochelle, New York, Rosen is Jewish.[2][3][1][2] His mother, Gay, is from England.[1][2] He was named for his grandfather, who served aboard the HMS Sussex for the Royal Navy during World War II.[4] He graduated from New Rochelle High School in 2002, after playing football for the school team for one season.[2]

Rosen has been involved with the New York State Civil Air Patrol, having earned a Cadet Senior Master Sergeant rank in 2001.[4] He is also a part-time music entrepreneur.[5] Rosen is a dual US-British citizen.[2]

His younger brother Bret plays baseball for the Great Britain national baseball team.[6] Rosen splits his time between England and Whistler, Canada.[1]

Luge career[edit]

Rosen became attracted to luge while watching the 1994 Winter Olympics on television in his New Rochelle home when he was nine years old.[1] He trains with the Canadian luge team.[1]

He finished 16th in the men's singles event at both the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, out of 36 competitors, and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, out of 38 competitors.[2][7]

Rosen did not qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics; consequently luge did not then receive UK Sport funding for the 2018 Olympic cycle. Rosen qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics, along with Rupert Staudinger, but with inferior quality equipment he only managed to finish 22nd.[8]

Rosen's best finish at the FIL World Luge Championships was 24th in the men's singles event at Igls in 2007.[4]

He had the best-ever result for a British Luge athlete when he finished in sixth place at the Viessman Luge World Cup in Calgary, Alberta, Canada during the 2008-09 World Cup Season.[1][4] He returned to competing after a 2009 accident in which he dislocated his hip and suffered serious nerve damage.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Athletes To Watch At The Winter Olympics," Jewish Week.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "On The Right Track," Jewish Week.
  3. ^ "Jews Represent at PyeongChang Olympics," Jewish Exponent.
  4. ^ a b c d "Happy Birthday To New Rochelle's Adam Rosen". New Rochelle Daily Voice. April 12, 2014. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Adam Rosen", fil-luge.org.
  6. ^ June 30, 2011, Mule Sports Daily.
  7. ^ "Luge at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games: Men's Singles," Olympics at Sports-Reference.com.
  8. ^ "Winter Olympics: David Gleirscher claims Austria's first luge gold in 50 years after Felix Loch error". BBC. February 11, 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2018. 

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