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Army Bobsleigh Star Leads Britain To Historic Result

Private Nick Gleeson was competing in Canada and narrowingly missed out on a bronze medal with a fourth-placed finish.

An Army bobsleigh star has led Great Britain to their joint best result in a World Championship for 52 years.

Private Nick Gleeson was competing in Canada and narrowingly missed out on a bronze medal with a fourth-placed finish.

He would have been part of the first British two-man team to take a medal since Olympic Champions Tony Nash and Robin Dixon won bronze in Cortina in 1966.

Instead, the result matched Bruce Tasker and Joel Fearon’s fourth-placed finish in Austria in 2016.

Private Gleeson and his partner Brad Hall recorded an overall time of three minutes and 25.68 seconds over the three runs to seal the place.

This comes in a season where the duo have beaten their own personal World Cup best three times, including a then-highest finish from a British pair in 13 years.

Meanwhile, Lamin Deen was part of the same event but was disqualified for a weight discrepancy at the end of the third run.