Winter Sports

British Soldier Features At Bobsleigh World Cup

Lamin Deen was part of the two-man and four-man events in the United States.

This stage of the World Cup was held in New York (Picture: International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation).

An Army soldier has represented Great Britain at the IBSF Bobsleigh World Cup.

Lamin Deen helped the British team to a 13th place finish in the four-man event in the United States.

It was a Canadian group who took their first ever gold medal at New York's Lake Placid, but Deen and his team-mates finished under a second behind the winners.

The soldier was also part of Britain’s two-man team. They ended in 21st place after not qualifying for a run in heat two.

Deen was part of Team GB’s Winter Olympics squad in Russia for 2014, competing in the Bobsleigh events alongside the RAF’s John Baines.

The team’s World Cup competition will continue next weekend in Canada.