After the first day of the competition (which included two runs), Rush and his Canada 1 sled crew membersâLascelles Brown, David Bissett, and Chris Le Bihanâsat in second place. On the fourth and final run, a German sled slipped past Rush by one one-hundredth of a second to take the silver medal.
A week earlier in Rush's first Olympic appearance, he flipped his sled during his second run of the two-man competition. The sled skidded past the finish line upside-down, allowing them to complete the competition, but they were no longer in contention for a medal. Neither Rush nor Brown were injured in the crash. They ended up finishing 15th.
This year has been Rush's break-out season on the World Cup circuit with two wins in four-man and one win in the two-man competition.
A more in-depth profile of Rush appeared in the Green and White and can be viewed at http://www.usask.ca/alumni/alumnisite/publications/green_white/issues/fall2009/feature04.php.