News Archive, Category: Bobsleigh

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...

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...

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