Winter Olympics 2014: GB bobsleigh team raises Sochi expectations with silver at European Championships
The four man team won silver at the European Championships
Monday 27 January 2014
Great Britain’s four-man bobsleigh team enjoyed the perfect preparation for next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi by taking a silver medal at the European Championships.
The quartet of John Jackson, Joel Fearon, Stuart Benson and Bruce Tasker finished fourth overall but took silver by virtue of being second-best among the European nations. It was the first time the British men’s four had achieved a European podium finish since 1994.
The race in Germany was won by the United States in a combined time of one minute 38.54 seconds, with Switzerland second and Canada third.
“It’s a great result to send us to Sochi,” said GB bobsleigh performance director Gary Anderson.
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