Brad Hall and Greg Cackett record Britain’s best 2-man bobsleigh result this millennium during impressive World Cup weekend

13 January 2020

It was a weekend to remember for the University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh squad as Brad Hall and Greg Cackett recorded the country’s best World Cup 2-man bobsleigh result this millennium.

They missed out on a medal by just 18 hundredths of a second in La Plagne, France, as they finished fourth in just their second-ever 2-man race together.

“It’s a little bit bittersweet after we finished second in the first heat but, if we’d have known we’d finish fourth at the beginning of the day, we’d have definitely taken it,” said Hall.

Cackett, who is just a few weeks into his return to the sport following a two-year absence having switched to cycling after the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, added: “It’s definitely shown our potential. Brad drove brilliantly and I’m loving being back in bobsleigh.”

Hall and Cackett followed that up on Sunday by finishing eighth in the 4-man bobsleigh alongside Luke Dawes and Taylor Lawrence.

That was Hall’s best World Cup 4-man showing for 26 months and 20 races, stretching all the way back to November 2017 when he won a bronze medal with Cackett, Bruce Tasker and Joel Fearon in Whistler, Canada.

Fellow Brits Lamin Deen, Ben Simons, Olly Butterworth and Ryan Letts finished 15th overall.

Meanwhile, the World Cup skeleton action saw University of Bath Sports Performance graduate Madelaine Smith equal the best result of her career as she placed eighth in the women’s race.

Laura Deas was joint 11th and Kim Murray was 18th, while the men’s race saw Marcus Wyatt finish 14th, Jerry Rice 20th and Craig Thompson 21st.

The bobsleigh and skeleton circuit moves on to Innsbruck next weekend (January 17-19).

Click here to find out more about the bobsleigh and skeleton programmes at the University of Bath.

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