In-form British Bobsleigh and Skeleton athletes win more World Cup gold as Brad Hall steers four-man crew to place in history books

15 January 2023

It was another golden weekend for the University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) as their in-form athletes claimed two more titles on the IBSF World Cup circuit in Altenberg, Germany.

An incredible second run saw Matt Weston move up four spots to grab his second men’s skeleton gold of the 2022-23 season before Brad Hall, just a day after winning two-man silver with Taylor Lawrence, steered the GB four-man bobsleigh crew to a historic victory ahead of three German crews on their home ice.

Tabby Stoecker (left) and Freya Tarbit (right) won silver and bronze respectively at the Junior World Championships. PICTURE CREDITS: IBSF

Tabby Stoecker and Freya Tarbit also won women’s skeleton silver and bronze respectively at the Junior World Championships to demonstrate the strength in depth within the British programme at the start of the Milan-Cortina 2026 Winter Olympiad.

Weston, who now has three World Cup gold medals in his collection, was joined on the wider podium by team-mate Marcus Wyatt, who was sixth in the men’s skeleton race on Friday. Olympic bronze-medallist Laura Deas was fifth in the women’s race.

The weekend saw British Bobsleigh continue their outstanding campaign by becoming the first four-man crew to deny Germany victory on their home ice since 2006.

It was the second time in three races that Hall, Arran Gulliver, Lawrence and Greg Cackett had topped the podium, making it the first time that a British four-man team has won two World Cup gold medals in a single season, and saw them lead after both runs, with their stunning start time of 5.06 seconds in Run 2 being the fastest of the day.

Click here to read more on the BBSA website.

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.

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