News Archive, Category: Athletes

John Baines

28 January 2014

Sport/Event > Bobsleigh Date and Place of Birth > 26 September 1985, Middlesbrough Occupation > Royal Air Force Biography > Like many of the bobsleigh squad here at Team Bath, John was initially a sprinter, winning 100m and 200m titles at county level. He switched to bobsleigh in 2008, becoming a Brakeman. He can normally be found working as a communication specialist for the Royal Air Force. Career Highlights > 19th - 4-man, Winter Olympics,...

Stuart Benson

19 December 2013

Sport/Event > Bobsleigh Date and Place of Birth > 12 February 1981 Occupation > Royal Air Force avionics technician Biography > Already an accomplished triple jumper, 200m runner and 60m indoor sprinter - Scottish champion no less - Stuart began his bobsleigh career in the summer of 2011 and now finds himself as a brakeman in the Team GB set-up. Career highlights > 5th - 4-man, Winter Olympics, Sochi, Russia, February 2014 Selected for Team...

Greg Cackett

17 October 2013

Sport: Bobsleigh Date of Birth: 14 November 1989 Biography: Brakeman Greg will make his Winter Olympic Games debut at PyeongChang 2018 after being selected in the Team GB squad. He first joined up with GB Bobsleigh during the 2016 summer period and finished eighth on his Europa Cup four-man debut in Konigssee that December. He went on to compete at both the World and European Championships in 2017 before becoming a regular on the World Cup...

Lamin Deen

17 October 2013

Sport: Bobsleigh Date of Birth: 17 June 1981 Occupation: British Army Biography: Lamin made his Winter Olympic Games debut at Sochi 2014 as driver of GBR2 in both the four-man and two-man competitions, placing 19th and 23rd respectively. He made the switch from brakeman having missed out on selection for the Vancouver 2010 Games. He became Britain's number-one driver after Sochi and guided the four-man crew to fifth place at the 2015 World Championships. After finishing on the...

Joel Fearon

17 October 2013

Sport: Bobsleigh Date of Birth: 11 October 1988 Biography: Joel, part of the team that achieved GB’s best World Championship two-man result in 50 years during 2016, will be competing in his second Winter Olympics at PyeongChang 2018. After beginning his bobsleigh career in 2011, Joel won silver medals at both the 2013 World Cup event in Lake Placid and the 2014 European Championships before helping the GBR1 four-man team to fifth place at Sochi 2014 -...

Nick Gleeson

17 October 2013

Sport: Bobsleigh Date of Birth: 18 October 1996 Biography: Nick, a Private with the Parachute Regiment, only made his international debut for GB Bobsleigh in December 2016 but has already earned himself a place with Team GB at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. After placing seventh at the Junior World Championships in 2017, brakeman Nick made the step up to the World Cup circuit in 2017-18 and helped GB to tenth-placed finishes at Whistler, Altenberg...

Brad Hall

17 October 2013

Sport: Bobsleigh Date of birth: 16 November 1990 Biography: After making the switch from skeleton to bobsleigh in 2012, Brad has impressed as both a brakeman and driver. It was in the latter role that he guided Bruce Tasker, Joel Fearon and Greg Cackett to World Cup bronze at Park City in November 2017 – Britain’s first medal on the circuit for four years - and he has been selected as driver in both the two-man...

Andrew Matthews

17 October 2013

Sport: Bobsleigh Date of Birth: 26 October 1984 Biography: Having made his Winter Olympics debut in Sochi 2014, Andrew Matthews will be making his second appearance at a Winter Olympics in PyeongChang 2018. Formerly a European and British Junior Champion in athletics, specialising in the 100m and 60m disciplines, Andrew made the move from athletics to bobsleigh in 2012. As part of Lamin Deen's four-man crew, he won three gold medals on the North American...

Mica McNeill

17 October 2013

[caption id="attachment_56149" align="alignright" width="292"] Mica McNeill and Mica Moore celebrate after being crowned as Junior World Bobsleigh Champions in January 2017[/caption] Sport: Bobsleigh Date of birth: 25 September 1993. Biography: The 2017 World Junior Champion, Mica has established herself as Britain’s number-one women’s bobsleigh driver and has been selected to make her Winter Olympic Games debut at PyeongChang 2018 with Mica Moore. Although still classed as a junior, Mica has competed at the past three...

Mica Moore

17 October 2013

Sport: Bobsleigh Date of birth: 23 November 1992 Biography: Brakewoman Mica won the women's World Junior Championship title with Mica McNeill in 2017 and they will make their Olympic debuts together at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games. Having competed for Wales in athletics at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Mica is no stranger to international competitive environments. She made a successful transition to bobsleigh in 2016 and has forged a strong partnership with her fellow...

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