News Archive, Tag: youth olympics

Bobsleigh at the Sports Training Village

Hat-trick of golds for aspiring bobsleigh and skeleton Youth Olympians

05 December 2015

The Great Britain Bobsleigh and Skeleton teams enjoyed a fantastic Friday as they helped themselves to a hat-trick of gold medals at the latest round of qualifying for February's Youth Olympics. Kelsea Purchall took top spot in the women's mono-bob and George Johnston followed suit in the men's field, while Ashleigh Pittaway led the way in the women's skeleton in Igls, Austria. It was a second success in three races for World number one Purchall after...

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

Best-ever medal haul as GB Bobsleigh Youth Olympic hopefuls make flying start to season

09 November 2015

Great Britain Bobsleigh's Youth Olympic hopefuls got their season off to a stunning start as they dominated the medal table in Calgary. GB won eight medals in the opening two races of a seven-race season that will determine who qualifies for the second Youth Olympics in Lillehammer in February 2016. Kelsea Purchall and Annabel Chaffey claimed a gold medal apiece in Canada, with Purchall winning Race 1 on Wednesday night and Chaffey repeating the feat...

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