John Farrow

John Farrow competes in Skeleton at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Athlete Biography

John Farrow made his Olympic debut in the daring sport of Skeleton at the 2014 Sochi Games, recording an Australian best result of 17th.  

His achievement is a testament to his dedication to rehabilitation after suffering debilitating injuries in a land training accident back in 2011. While warming up off the ice on a running track at the World Cup in Lake Placid, Farrow tripped on his spikes and his knee went sideways, rupturing his ACL, LCL, hamstring, popliteal tendon, breaking his tibia and doing peroneal nerve damage. He suffered a condition called foot drop and worked with specialists to have a foot brace fitted to support his affected foot in the lead up to the Games. Farrow overcame his injuries but without the full use of his left foot, still didn't have the strength and power in his start to successfully challenge for the medallists in Sochi.

Prior to Skeleton, Farrow competed in Downhill Mountain Biking. In 2008 whilst on tour in Whistler, Canada, Farrow found himself with two broken collarbones and watched as the Vancouver 2010 Skeleton track was being built. Three months later he was in Calgary trying the sport for the first time and the rest is history.