Winter Sports

Injury Ends World Championship Season For Military Bobsleigh Sliders

The GB 1 sled, which this week contained three servicemen, has pulled out of the last two races on Sunday in Altenberg, Germany.

One of Great Britain’s bobsleighs will not finish the world championship season due to injury.

The GB 1 sled, which this week contained three servicemen, has pulled out of the last two races on Sunday in Altenberg, Germany.

The GB 1 sled sat in 14th place overnight and decided there were too many injuries to risk continuing in the competition.

It is a sad end to a season that has been restricted due to COVID-19 and hampered by bad luck and injury.

Driver Brad Hall is carrying a groin strain and paratrooper Nick Gleeson tore his hamstring four weeks ago. 

Royal Marine Taylor Lawrence said on Instagram, that it is "almost a fitting way to end the season and put it behind us".

Teammate and Para Luke Dawes echoed his sentiments and said, although they want to fight to climb the leaderboard, it is not the smart choice right now.

Grenadier Guardsman Lamin Deen will still race in the other GB sled on Sunday.

Cover image: IBSF/Taylor Lawrence.