May 20, 2022
My guest today is Olympian, Ruben González.
Ruben took up the sport of luge when he was 21 years old after being inspired by watching figure skater Scott Hamilton win the gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics.
González trained in Lake Placid, NY and in Europe and competed in the 1988 Calgary, 1992 Albertville, 2002 Salt Lake City and 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Because of his inspirational story, Ruben González was selected to be a torchbearer at the Salt Lake City Olympics.
González qualified for the 2010 Winter Olympics at the age of 47! He told reporters that Vancouver 2010 would be his last Olympics, since the death of the Georgian luger Nodar Kumaristashvili gave him perspective on the sport.
Pick up a pen and paper, take some notes, this is a great episode.
This show is dedicated to Ruben's journey, this conversation is what we make it.