Paula Walker

19 April 2011

Sport/Event > Bobsleigh

Date and Place of Birth > 23 April 1986, Blackburn

Occupation > Serves in the British Army

Coached by > Peter Gunn

Biography >

Paula started her bobsleigh career as a brakewoman in 2006 but soon progressed to the driver’s seat. She made her Olympic debut at the Vancouver Games in 2010, finishing a creditable 11th place on the super fast Whister track.

She followed that up with an impressive gold medal at the 2011 World Junior Championships with Rebekah Wilson on the Park City track in the USA in 2011.

Paula ended her 2012/3 campaign ranked 11th in the world.

Reunited with Rebekah Wilson in GBR 1 for the start of the 2013/4 bobsleigh season.

Headline Results>

12th – 2-woman (With Rebekah Wilson), Winter Olympics, Sochi, Russia, February 2014
Selected to Team GB at Sochi 2014
6th – World Cup,Lake Placid, USA, 2013
6th – World Cup, Whistler, Canada, 2013
6th – World Cup, Calgary, 2012
7th – Lake Placid in World Championships, 2012
Gold – 2-Woman (with Rebekah Wilson) – North America Cup, Park City, USA, 2011
Gold – 2-Woman (with Rebekah Wilson) – World Junior Championships, Park City, USA, February 2011
11th – 2-Woman (with Kelly Thomas) – Olympic Winter Games – Vancouver, Canada, February 2010

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