Bobsleigh squad for on-ice training camps named

09 September 2013

British Bobsleigh, which has its base at the University of Bath, has selected the athletes for the 2013/4 Olympic qualification season.

The chosen athletes will go forward for a period of on-ice assessment and pre-season training ahead of individual crews being selected.

Great Britain have qualified three quota slots for women’s crews and two spots for both the two-man and four-man crews for the 2013/14 FIBT World Cup Series.

Performance Director Gary Anderson said: “This is the first phase of our selection process to ensure that we maximise our chances of qualification for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

“We have achieved a lot in the past three seasons, but it has all been part of the plan for Sochi 2014,” he added.

“This group of athletes are focused and understand what is required of them, they have all signed up to our mission to be the best prepared team, technically, tactically, athletically and mentally that we can be come Games time.”

Selected athletes include Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympians Gillian Cooke, Henry Nwume, John Jackson and Paul Walker.

For the full list of selected athletes and more information please see the British Bobsleigh website.

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