Beijing 2022

Ten sportspeople from the University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) competed at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, which took place from February 4-20. 

The top-ranked performance from the four-man bobsleigh crew of Brad Hall, Greg Cackett, Nick Gleeson and Taylor Lawrence as they finished a superb sixth at the Yanqing National Sliding Centre – click here to read the report.

Hall and Gleeson also placed 11th in the two-man bobsleigh, while Mica McNeill and history-maker Montell Douglas – the first woman to represent Team GB at both a Summer and Winter Olympics – were 17th in the women’s event.

The skeleton events saw debutants Matt Weston and Marcus Wyatt finish 15th and 16th respectively in the men’s race, while Laura Deas was 19th and Brogan Crowley 22nd in a women’s race that saw former University of Bath full-time athlete Jackie Narracott win a historic silver for Australia.

The BBSA athletes who competed at the Games train on the UK’s only outdoor push-start track, based on the University of Bath campus, and other facilities at the £35million Team Bath Sports Training Village including the high-performance gym and indoor sprint track.

Those facilities were also used by the Jamaica four-man bobsleigh team in January 2022 as they finalised their preparations for a first Winter Olympic Games appearance since 1998. Click here to read the full story.

Georgie Cohen also trained full-time at the STV during the summer of 2021 as she bid to become the first female Israeli skeleton athlete to qualify for and compete at a Winter Olympic Games – click here to read more. Sadly her qualification campaign ended early after concussion ruled her out of the final races of the IBSF World Cup season.

Aerial skier Lloyd Wallace, a Sports Performance graduate who was supported by a Santander Sporting Scholarship while studying and training at the University, represented Team GB at a second Winter Olympic Games and placed 21st overall.

Click here to see a full results archive for the University of Bath-associated athletes who competed at Beijing 2022.

Find out more

Click here to visit the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association website.

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