News Archive, Category: Bobsleigh

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...

Stunning start to Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games year as British Bobsleigh enjoy most successful World Cup weekend yet in Sigulda

04 January 2022

British Bobsleigh got a new Winter Olympic Games year off to a superb start when they won three silver medals as the IBSF World Cup season resumed in Sigulda, Latvia. Brad Hall was runner-up with Greg Cackett in the two-man bobsleigh on New Year’s Day, then repeated the feat with Nick Gleeson on Sunday only a few hours after Mica McNeill and Adele Nicoll had matched them in the women’s race. No British squad has...

Most successful year yet for University of Bath sportspeople as gold rush and trophy triumphs provided plenty to lift the spirits during 2021

26 December 2021

An incredible 19 medals at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, 10 of them gold, is the headline stat from an outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath but there was plenty more to celebrate during an unforgettable 2021. From students winning the Premiership Rugby title at Twickenham and conquering the rowing world from their kitchen to Team Bath Netball lifting their first trophy for eight years and tennis players serving up a...

Another World Cup four-man silver for Brad Hall and his crew as Great Britain’s outstanding start to Olympic bobsleigh season continues

12 December 2021

Brad Hall and his crew continued an outstanding start to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games season for University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh as they won four-man silver in Germany on Sunday. Hall, Taylor Lawrence, Nick Gleeson and Greg Cackett clocked a combined time of 1 minute 49.68 seconds to finish second behind Olympic Champion Francesco Friedrich in the fifth World Cup competition of the season in Winterberg. It was the second silver of the...

Super start to Beijing 2022 Olympic season as Brad Hall pilots British Bobsleigh to silver and bronze at IBSF World Cup opener in Igls

21 November 2021

Brad Hall and Greg Cackett won two medals in as many days as University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh made an excellent start to the 2021-22 IBSF World Cup campaign in their first races of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games season.  Having finished a fine third in the two-man event at Igls in Austria on Saturday, Hall piloted his team to silver on the same track on Sunday for GB’s first four-man medal in four...

Olympic medallist Bruce Tasker named as British Bobsleigh Team Leader for Beijing 2022 Winter Games

18 August 2021

Olympic bronze medalist Bruce Tasker has been named Team Leader for the British Bobsleigh programme for the Olympic Winter Games in China in February. Tasker, who spent eight years training at the University of Bath and now coaches there twice a week, will lead the team at Beijing 2022 in six months’ time and will also head up the elite programme between now and the Games. The 33-year-old won four-man Olympic bronze alongside John Jackson,...

History is made as British Bobsleigh four-man crew are retrospectively upgraded to first-ever World Cup gold

17 June 2021

Lamin Deen, Ben Simons, Toby Olubi and Andrew Matthews, who train at the University of Bath, have made history after they were retrospectively upgraded to a World Cup gold medal in the 4-man bobsleigh. Deen and his team originally won silver in Whistler in November 2017 but they have now been confirmed as race winners after the disqualification of Russia’s Alexander Kasjanov for a doping offence. The result is Great Britain’s first-ever 4-man World Cup...

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