News Archive, Tag: British Bobsleigh

Sprinters Joel Fearon, Sophie Kamlish and Polly Maton race into record books at English Champs

02 August 2016

Joel Fearon, an athlete with the University of Bath-based Great Britain Bobsleigh squad, ran the joint third-fastest 100m ever by a Briton at the English Athletics Championships.  And fellow sprinters Sophie Kamlish and Polly Maton celebrated their ParalympicsGB selections for Rio 2016 by smashing their personal bests in Bedford. Fearon, part of the four-man bobsleigh team that finished fifth at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, ran 9.96 for victory on Saturday – the fastest time...

Mark Lewis-Francis and John Jackson train on the University of Bath push-track ahead of the 2015/16 bobsleigh season

John Jackson retires from bobsleigh after ten years at the top

10 June 2016

Great Britain Bobsleigh pilot John Jackson has announced his retirement after a decade-long career at the top of the sport. The 39-year-old Royal Marine has enjoyed huge success with his country since joining the programme in 2006 but has now decided to focus on family life after the birth of twins last month. Twice an Olympian in 2010 and 2014, Jackson - who trained on the unique outdoor push-track at the University of Bath -...

Picture by: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

GB Bobsleigh set sights on historic medal after World Championships provisional squad announcement

25 January 2016

Great Britain Bobsleigh are targeting a medal at next month's Championships in Austria after narrowly missing out on the past two occasions. GB, who train at the University of Bath's Sports Training Village, finished fifth in the four-man event at the last two global gatherings in 2013 and 2015, missing out on a bronze medal by just 0.07 seconds in St Moritz three years ago. They were similarly close to the podium at the 2014...

Mark Lewis-Francis joins the British Bobsleigh programme. PICTURE: @nickhopetv

Olympic champion Mark Lewis-Francis joins British Bobsleigh programme at University of Bath

14 September 2015

Mark Lewis-Francis is determined to add a Winter Olympic medal to his Summer Olympic gold after joining the British Bobsleigh squad, based at the University of Bath. The 33-year-old was part of the Great Britain men’s 4x100m relay team, along with University of Bath sprinter Jason Gardener, which famously won gold at the Athens 2004 Games. Now he has swapped the athletics track for the push track at the £30million Sports Training Village as he...

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