NEW YORK — NFL players Herschel Walker and Willie Gault and three champion hurdlers will try to make the U.S. bobsled team for the 1992 Winter Olympics, according to a published report.
In today's editions of The National, Gault said he, Walker, Edwin Moses, Roger Kingdom and Renaldo Nehemiah will begin serious bobsled training after the 1990 NFL season.
Gault, a former hurdler who plays for the Los Angeles Raiders, made the U.S. bobsled team in 1988 but didn't compete in Calgary because of an intra-squad controversy.
The United States hasn't won an Olympic medal in bobsled since placing third in 1956. Gault said he wants to improve America's poor showing and bring more black athletes into the sport.