The bobsleigh boys are back with a bronze for team GB

Storyline: Bobsleigh

Great Britain's four-man bobsleigh team won their first medal of the season by taking bronze at the World Cup in Lillehammer, Norway.

Royal Marine Taylor Lawrence and GB team mates Brad Hall, Leon Greenwood and Greg Cackett locked in the podium finish with a time of 1.40.15, just behind Germany who placed first and second. 

After winning World Cup medals in the 2-man, 4-man, and Combined disciplines in the 22-23 season, this year began with all the Royal Marines GB team mates recovering from serious injury. 

It was Captain Brad Hall’s third World Cup appearance since an operation on his back in October and Arran Gulliver was missing from the quartet due to a hamstring tear.

The podium finish proves they are still up there with the best. When talking to British Bobsleigh, Brad said, “Our starts are still going up so that is exciting for the crew to keep building from. We are in a good place and excited about what is next.”

“To be back in the medals so soon after getting back in a sled - and with a month to go to the World Championships - puts us in a good place ahead of those Worlds in Winterberg.”

Great Britain’s second team to feature this year is piloted by Adam Baird, the Royal Marine responsible for introducing Taylor to the sport. 

It is the first time since the 21/22 season that two British teams have competed, with Adam piloting his crew to 17th in a time of 1.41.51 on his World Cup debut. 

Taylor and Brad Hall placed 6th in the 2-man just the day before their top 3 victory. 

Next up on the World Cup circuit for the 4-man is Altenbery, Germany on February 18 and Taylor will head to Sigulda in Latvia for the 2-man next weekend.