Ben Simons

Ben SimonsSport: Bobsleigh

Date of Birth: 13 November 1986

Biography:

Ben Simons, a keen skier and gifted athlete, has represented his country at two Winter Olympic Games and six World Championships.

After joining GB Bobsleigh in 2012, Ben competed in his first Winter Olympics at Sochi 2014, placing 19th for GB2 alongside Lamin Deen, John Baines and Andrew Matthews. He went on to finish fifth at the World Championships the following year and was a regular on the international circuit during the next four years, helping GB to a superb World Cup silver medal at Whistler in November 2017. He went on to finish 18th on his second Olympic appearance at PyeongChang 2018.

Ben comes from an athletics background and, having focussed on long jump and triple jump as a junior, has represented Wales after making the switch to sprint.

For a full biography profile, visit http://www.thebbsa.co.uk/the-team/directory/ben-simons

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