British Federation in search of young bobsleigh athletes
Bath (RWH) British Bobsleigh begins the search for the next Youth Olympic athletes. As the federation reports in a press release, they are currently recruiting 14, 15 and 16-year-old boys and girls (born between January 1st 2002 and 31st December 2005) capable of following in the footsteps of previous Youth Olympic medalists Mica McNeill (Silver 2012) and Kelsea Purchall (Bronze 2016).
New Youth Team Manager is Michelle Coy-Martin, one of the country’s most successful female bobsleigh athletes. Coy-Martin finished third overall in the 1998/1999 World Cup and 11th at the first ever Olympic event in Women’s Bobsleigh at the 2002 Winter Games.
The British Youth Bobsleigh Trials take place on Saturday, June 23rd and Saturday, July 21st at the University of Bath.
The next Youth Olympic Winter Games are due to take place from 10-22 January 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland, with the Skeleton and Bobsleigh competitions hosted at the famous Olympia Bobrun St. Moritz-Celerina. ©RWH2018
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