Bath (RWH) Matthias Guggenberger is new in the coaching team British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA). As the national federation announced, The Austrian will be joining the team this summer as Performance Sliding Coach.
The 37-year-old has committed to the British set up for the full four-year Milan Cortina Olympic cycle and will link up with the squad on July 1st.
Matthias Guggenberger competed at two Olympic Winter Games in 2010 and 2014 as skeleton athlete before moving into coaching after injury ended his sliding career in 2018.
He coached the Belgian and Austrian teams in 2018/19 before switching to Latvia for three seasons from 2019/20, while also continuing to coach Austria’s Janine Flock. He guided Martins Dukurs to the overall World Cup crown and European Championship gold in each of the last three seasons, while Flock also won overall World Cup and European Championship gold, plus a host of other top-tier medals, including World Championship bronze, during her time with Guggenberger.
“We’re delighted to be adding Matthias Guggenberger to the team and excited by the impact we believe he’ll have between now and the next Olympics,” said British Skeleton’s Performance Director, Natalie Dunman.