News Archive, Category: Athletes

Toby Olubi

17 October 2013

Sport: Bobsleigh Date of Birth: 24 September 1987 Biography: Gold and bronze medals in his first-ever international bobsleigh competition in 2013 set the tone for an impressive sporting career for Toby, who will make his Winter Olympic Games debut at PyeongChang 2018. After missing much of the 2015-16 season through injury, Toby has firmly established himself as one of GB's leading brakemen and he has gone on to win medals on the World Cup and...

Ben Simons

17 October 2013

Sport: Bobsleigh Date of Birth: 13 November 1986 Biography: Ben Simons, a keen skier and gifted athlete, will be competing in his second Winter Olympics in PyeongChang 2018. 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 has been a regular on...

Olly Biddulph

17 October 2013

Sport: Bobsleigh Date Arrived at Team Bath: September 2013 University of Bath Course of Study: Sports Performance Biography: Olly is a driver with the British Bobsleigh team, which has its headquarters at the University of Bath. He started studying for a Sports Performance degree in 2013 and was previously supported by a University of Bath Santander Sports Scholarship. For a full biography profile, visit

John Jackson

29 July 2012

Sport: Bobsleigh Date of Birth: 11 April 1977 Occupation: Corporal in the Royal Marines Commando Biography: For a full biography profile, visit  

Bruce Tasker

18 November 2011

Sport: Bobsleigh Date of Birth: 12 September 1987 Occupation: Full-time athlete Biography: A former 400m runner, Bruce took up bobsleigh in 2010 and was one of the brakemen in the GB crew finishing fifth at the 2013 World Championships. He has since established his place in the GB squad with whom he trains at the University of Bath. For a full biography profile, visit  

Paula Walker

19 April 2011

Sport/Event > Bobsleigh Date and Place of Birth > 23 April 1986, Blackburn Occupation > Serves in the British Army Coached by > Peter Gunn Biography > Paula started her bobsleigh career as a brakewoman in 2006 but soon progressed to the driver's seat. She made her Olympic debut at the Vancouver Games in 2010, finishing a creditable 11th place on the super fast Whister track. She followed that up with an impressive gold medal at...

Rebekah Wilson

18 November 2010

Sport/Event > Bobsleigh Date and Place of Birth > 17 March 1991, Manchester Occupation > Athlete Biography > Struck gold with Paula Walker at the 2011 World Junior Championships, performances that earned the pair the British Olympic Association's bobsleigh athlete of the year award for 2011. The pair were reunited for the 2013/4 season following British Bobsleigh selection trials, with Wilson brakeman for Walker once again. Career highlights > 12th - 2-woman (with Paula Walker)...

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