News Archive, Category: Bobsleigh

Marcus Wyatt’s first World Cup gold leads fantastic five-medal haul for British Bobsleigh and Skeleton sliders at Whistler season opener

27 November 2022

University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association (BBSA) athletes won gold, three silver and bronze during a stunning start to the 2022-23 IBSF World Cup season in Whistler, Canada. Marcus Wyatt (pictured top left) claimed his first World Cup win in the men’s skeleton race on Thursday, his combined time of 1:45.44 for two runs pipping South Korea's Jung Seung-gi by one-hundredth of a second, and was joined on the podium by team-mate Matt...

British Bobsleigh appoint new Performance Director and Head Coach at start of Milan Cortina 2026 Winter Olympiad

04 October 2022

Mark Silva and Graham Richardson have been appointed as Performance Director and Head Coach respectively of University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh for the new Olympic cycle. The pair will lead GB's pursuit of success in Milan Cortina in 2026 as bobsleigh returns to UK Sport funding for the first time in four years. Silva steps up from his role as Bobsleigh Manager within the GB set up, while Richardson joins after seven successful seasons with...

Team Bath announce major new three-year partnership with Bath Building Society, supporting sport at all levels

30 May 2022

Team Bath, the sports department for the University of Bath, is delighted to announce a new three-year partnership with Bath Building Society. The link-up between two of the city’s most recognised brands, both within the local community and nationally, will see Bath Building Society support sport and fitness at all levels within Team Bath – student, recreational and high-performance. It will also provide additional backing to the Team Bath Netball Superleague team, the University of...

Beijing 2022: Brad Hall “very proud” after steering Team GB four-man bobsleigh to top-six finish on final day of Winter Olympic Games

20 February 2022

Brad Hall was a proud pilot after Team GB’s four-man bobsleigh crew finished an impressive sixth on the final day of competition at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Hall and brakemen Greg Cackett, Nick Gleeson and Taylor Lawrence of the University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association produced four consistent runs to finish just seven-tenths of a second outside the medal places with a combined time of 3:55.72. “I’m definitely very proud of...

Beijing 2022: Bath graduate Lloyd Wallace ticks trick off aerial skiing Olympics bucket list as two-man bobsleigh duo finish 11th

15 February 2022

University of Bath graduate Lloyd Wallace said he was happy to produce “some sweet jumps” on the biggest stage when he represented Team GB in aerial skiing at the Winter Olympic Games for a second time in his career. Wallace, who studied Sports Performance, produced a brilliant quadruple-twisting triple back flip in his first jump at Beijing 2022 – something he had been unable to attempt in PyeongChang four years ago – to score 108.41...

Beijing 2022: Bath-based sportspeople looking to extend remarkable run of success as Winter Olympics officially begins

04 February 2022

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games officially begin today, with a host sportspeople who train at the University of Bath among those ready to take on the world with Team GB. PyeongChang 2018 bronze-medallist Laura Deas returns for a second Olympic Games and is joined in the skeleton squad by Brogan Crowley, Matt Weston and Marcus Wyatt. Aiming for podium places in the bobsleigh competitions are the in-form Brad Hall, Greg Cackett, Nick Gleeson and...

Jamaican bobsleigh team training at University of Bath to fine-tune their preparations for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games

25 January 2022

The Jamaican bobsleigh team have been at the University of Bath this week to finalise their preparations for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Pilot Shanwayne Stephens and brakemen Nimroy Turgott, Ashley Watson and Matthew Wekpe have been honing their all-important start on the UK’s only outdoor push-start track, based on the University campus, and have also been working out in the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre. Jamaica will contest the four-man event at...

Bobsleigh stars looking to carry momentum of superb season into Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games after official Team GB selection

20 January 2022

Six athletes with University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh will be looking to build on the sport’s most successful season in three decades at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games next month after officially being selected by Team GB today. Brad Hall will pilot Britain's men in both the two-man and four-man competitions after an excellent IBSF World Cup campaign which saw his crews win six medals and finish fourth overall in the four-man world rankings....

Most successful World Cup season since 1990s gives British Bobsleigh a timely boost ahead of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

17 January 2022

British Bobsleigh’s Brad Hall and his four-man crew finished the 2021-22 IBSF World Cup season in a career-high fourth place in the overall rankings after another strong showing in St Moritz on Sunday. Hall, Taylor Lawrence, Nick Gleeson and Greg Cackett clocked the fourth fastest start time in each run as they set a combined time of 2:09.97 for eighth place in the final race of the World Cup season in Switzerland. It means it...

Seven up for Brad Hall as British Bobsleigh secure another four-man silver in Winterberg to stay in contention for overall World Cup medal

10 January 2022

Brad Hall now has a magnificent seven medals for the 2021-22 season after piloting British Bobsleigh to another stunning silver in the penultimate four-man race of the World Cup campaign in Winterberg, Germany. Hall, Taylor Lawrence, Nick Gleeson and Greg Cackett climbed up from fourth at the halfway stage to take second spot overall, meaning the University of Bath-based crew have now finished second, 11th, ninth, fifth, second, seventh and second in their four-man races...

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