News Archive, Category: Bobsleigh

PyeongChang 2018: Four-man bobsleigh crews bring Winter Olympic Games to a close

25 February 2018

Team GB’s four-man bobsleigh crews brought the curtain down on the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games by finishing 17th and 18th respectively on Sunday. There were just three-hundredths of a second between the British crews after four rounds of competition in South Korea, with Brad Hall, Nick Gleeson, Joel Fearon and Greg Cackett (pictured) edging in front after a quicker final run on the last day of the Games. They clocked 3:18.26 overall, while Lamin Deen,...

PyeongChang 2018: Mica McNeill and Mica Moore record Team GB’s best-ever women’s bobsleigh Olympic result

21 February 2018

Mica McNeill and Mica Moore achieved Team GB’s best-ever women’s bobsleigh result at a Winter Olympic Games when they placed eighth at PyeongChang 2018 on Wednesday. The 2017 Junior World Champions, who train with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) at the University of Bath, went into day two lying sixth overall after two fine runs on Tuesday. They lost a couple of places in the third run but maintained eighth position in their fourth...

PyeongChang 2018: Personal-best two-man result offers promising signs for four-man bobsleigh

19 February 2018

Brad Hall and Joel Fearon believe the signs are promising ahead of this weekend’s four-man bobsleigh competition after securing a top-12 finish in the two-man on Monday at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The British duo’s combined time of 3:18.34 from the four runs was 1.48 seconds adrift of champions Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz of Canada but still a personal best two-man result for the pair at world level. “We dropped a few places...

PyeongChang 2018: Who to watch and when at the Winter Olympic Games

09 February 2018

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games officially begin in South Korea this morning – and there will be plenty of University of Bath interest over the next 16 days. Sixteen athletes who train at the University’s £30million Sports Training Village will be in action, including 14 from the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA). Among them are reigning Olympic women’s skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold and bobsleigh brakeman Joel Fearon, who is in line to receive...

From the push-start track to PyeongChang – Team GB name ten bobsleigh athletes for 2018 Winter Olympic Games

23 January 2018

Ten members of the bobsleigh squad that train at the University of Bath have been selected by Team GB for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Brad Hall will pilot both a two-man and four-man sled, with Lamin Deen also driving in the latter competition, while World Junior Champions Mica McNeill and Mica Moore (pictured) will contest the women’s event. Sochi 2014 veterans Joel Fearon, Andrew Matthews and Ben Simons have been selected as brakemen...

Dom Parsons at the 2016 Skeleton World Championships. PICTURE: Charlie Booker

Dom Parsons sliding into form at perfect time as skeleton and bobsleigh athletes impress at St Moritz

14 January 2018

Dom Parsons recorded his best result for two years and there were top-ten finishes for Lizzy Yarnold and bobsleigh drivers Mica McNeill and Bradley Hall as British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) athletes competed in the latest IBSF World Cup at St Moritz. It was the last competition before selection is confirmed for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, which are now less than a month away. Parsons – a Mechanical Engineering PhD student at...

The BBSA tweeted this picture of Bruce Tasker, Performance Director Gary Anderson and Joel Fearon after a fourth-placed finish at the 2016 World Championships

Bobsledder Bruce Tasker to miss PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games due to health reasons

11 January 2018

British Bobsleigh athlete Bruce Tasker will miss the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games after suffering a minor stroke last week. He is expected to make a full recovery and has already targeted a return to the track later in the year but has been advised on medical grounds not to compete in what would have been his second Olympics, with the Games now less than a month away. “I’m gutted not to be able to...

World wins, family fun and a royal return made 2017 memorable at Sports University of the Year

26 December 2017

It was a year that saw the University of Bath named as the country’s top sports university, welcome royalty and thousands of families to the Sports Training Village and celebrate plenty more success on the national and international stage. Now, with a memorable 2017 coming to a close and the dawn of an exciting Olympic and Commonwealth year upon us, it is time to reflect on another outstanding 12 months at one of the country’s...

Lamin Deen, Toby Olubi, Ben Simons and Andrew Matthews won four-man bobsleigh silver at the World Cup in Whistler, November 2017

Second medal in a week for GB Bobsleigh as Lamin Deen eclipses track record on way to super silver

25 November 2017

Lamin Deen led his crew to a fantastic four-man silver in Whistler as Great Britain Bobsleigh won a second World Cup medal in as many weeks on Saturday. Deen, Toby Olubi, Ben Simons and Andrew Matthews reached an incredible 97mph in the first run as they set a new track record of 50.66secs, eclipsing a time set at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. They were pipped to gold in the second run by Russia’s...

Bobsleigh bronze is GB’s first medal for four years as Laura Deas hits top five again in skeleton

19 November 2017

Brad Hall guided GB Bobsleigh to their first World Cup medal in four years during another impressive weekend of international competition for the University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA). Lamin Deen’s quartet were also on the wider podium during the four-man competition at Park City in the United States, while Laura Deas secured a second successive top-five finish in the women’s skeleton. Hall, Bruce Tasker, Joel Fearon and Greg Cackett were competing...

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