Lamin Deen

17 October 2013

Lamin DeenSport: Bobsleigh

Date of Birth: 17 June 1981

Occupation: British Army


Lamin made his Winter Olympic Games debut at Sochi 2014 as driver of GBR2 in both the four-man and two-man competitions, placing 19th and 23rd respectively. He made the switch from brakeman having missed out on selection for the Vancouver 2010 Games.

He became Britain’s number-one driver after Sochi and guided the four-man crew to fifth place at the 2015 World Championships. After finishing on the extended podium several times, Lamin claimed a World Cup silver medal at Whistler in November 2017 with Toby Olubi, Ben Simons and Andrew Matthews, setting a new track record in the process. He has once again been selected as one of two four-man drivers for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Lamin juggles his usual role as a Lance Sergeant with the Grenadier Guards with his bobsleigh career which he started in 2006. He also exhibits sporting prowess in other areas, having been regimental boxing champion for six years while he also enjoys table tennis and basketball.

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