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Heerenveen (RWH) Tom De La Hunty is the new Bobsleigh Head Coach of the Dutch federation BSBN (Bob en Slee Bond Nederland). The 61-years-old is a former British bobsleigh pilot, who competed in seven World Championships and two Olympic Games (1984 and 1988).

In 1991, Tom De La Hunty started full time coaching, to 2000 at all levels within the British Team. At the Olympic Winter Games of 1992, 1994 and 1998, he was Assistant Ice Coach. 1998, the British 4-Man Bobsleigh team won the Olympic bronze medal. At the 2006 Winter Olympics, Tom De La Hunty was British Head Coach.

For the Dutch Bobsleigh Team, the Briton worked as Head Coach from 2000 to 2002 and from 2006 to 2010, including the 2002 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

From 2010 to 2016, Tom De La Hunty joined the Canadian Team as Head Coach. In this time, Kaillie Humphries won her second Olympic Gold in 2014 in Sochi, two World Championships titles (2012 and 2013) and three overall victories in World Cup (2013, 2014 and 2016). Pilot Lyndon Rush won the 2013 Overall World Cup and silver at the 2012 World Championships in two man bob.

If the bobsleigh team of the Netherlands qualifies for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang (KOR), it would be the tenth consecutive Olympics for Head Coach Tom De La Hunty. ©RWH2017

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