British Bobsleigh and Skeleton add three more medals to World Cup tally in Winterberg during strong start to 2023

09 January 2023

University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association athletes started 2023 where they left off 2022 – by winning more medals on the IBSF World Cup circuit.

Matt Weston (pictured) won men’s skeleton bronze in Winterberg, Germany, taking the team’s tally to seven World Cup medals so far this season.

Weston, who won gold in Lake Placid in the final race before Christmas and bronze in the season opener in Whistler, clocked a combined time of 1 minute 54.72 seconds to finish just ahead of team-mate Marcus Wyatt, who had won gold in Whistler and bronze in Park City.

Fellow Brit Craig Thompson was 11th in his first World Cup outing of the season, while the women’s race saw Freya Tarbit and Tabby Stoecker finish seventh and 12th respectively on impressive World Cup debuts.

The British Bobsleigh team were on the podium twice in Winterberg. PICTURES: IBSF/Viesturs Lācis

It was then bobsleigh’s turn to take centre stage as Brad Hall and Taylor Lawrence won two-man bronze on Saturday before teaming up with Arran Gulliver and Greg Cackett to secure a superb silver in the four-man competition on Sunday.

The podium placings mean GB have won six out of a possible eight medals across four World Cup competitions this season in two-man and four-man.

The World Cup action stays in Germany for the next fortnight, with Altenberg hosting back-to-back races prior to the World Championships in St Moritz at the end of January and start of February.

BBSA skeleton and bobsleigh athletes do their UK training at the University of Bath, which is home to the UK’s only outdoor push-start track. Click here to find out more.

Pictures: IBSF|Viesturs Lācis

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