Jon Montgomery is a Canadian skeleton racer who competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics, winning the gold medal for Canada. He is also the host of The Amazing Race Canada.


Jon Montgomery's life has been a whirlwind since his Olympic win in skeleton, his big-time podium moment to get the gold medal, and his now-famous victory walk through Whistler Village. But he's about more than just the frosty, golden beer that gave him instant folk-hero status with so many Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

From an appearance on Oprah, to the overwhelming homecoming in Russell, Manitoba, and from appearing in his own adventure travel television show and a presentation at the Juno Awards, Jon has been sharing his Olympic success with as many Canadians as possible.

He's also committed to defending his gold medal in Sochi 2014 and will look to share his Olympic experience with wife Darla Deschamps Montgomery, also a World Cup medalist in skeleton.

Jon got his start in skeleton racing in March 2002, after witnessing a skeleton race at Calgary's Canada Olympic Park while on a self-guided tour with his parents. One week later, Jon experienced the exciting sport first hand at a Discover Skeleton School.

Over the next few years, Jon steadily climbed the rankings while sailing head-first down frozen tracks all over the world. First competing on the America's Cup and Europa Cup circuits, Jon has competed on the World Cup Tour and Senior National Team since 2006.


External links


  • Nick Patch at Toronto Star (06/06/2013): "Jon Montgomery, Olympic gold medallist, hosts The Amazing Race Canada"
  • Gordon L Gale & Wayne Arthurson at TARCA with Gord and Wayne (07/07/2014): "Talking with Jon Montgomery"
  • Jessica Liese on Rob Has A Podcast (10/20/2015): "Siting Down with Jon Montgomery"
  • AM 1150 (06/30/2017): "Jon Montgomery talks about The Amazing Race Canada"

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