Winter Sports

Army Bobsleigh Ace Involved In GB's Best Result In 13 Years

The two-man team made massive improvements on their previous World Cup finishes.

(Picture courtesy International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation).

An Army bobsleigh rider has helped Great Britain to their highest finish in the World Cup two-man race for 13 years.

3 PARA Private Nick Gleeson teamed up with Brad Hall to seal a sixth-place finish in St Moritz, Switzerland.

The placing is the highest a GB two-man team has come in a World Cup since January 2006, when Lee Johnston and Dan Humphries impressed in Germany.

Over the two heats, the GB team had a time of 2:13.26 - just under a second slower than the German winners of the event.

In the four-man competition, Private Gleeson was part of a team that finished in 14th place which is an improvement on their 15th place finish in the last World Cup event.