Originally Posted by KevinNYC
So is the question, how easy is to learn? Or how easy is it to be Olympic caliber? Because bobsled is actually much harder to learn than the 100 m dash which is just straight running. This is running and jumping into a sled.
The actions you need to perform are harder, but the talent pool is much smaller.
Any somewhat competitive sprinter in the world could hook up with an above average bobsled racer and become title favorites. The problem is that the truly great sprinters come from countries where no one knows how to steer a bobsled, and vice versa.