History of the

Association

  • 2019

    Official confirmation of Olympic bronze - Bobsleigh

    The IOC officially confirm that John Jackson, Stu Benson, Bruce Tasker and Joel Fearon are Olympic Bronze medalists from Sochi 2014 after the disqualification of two Russian sleds for doping offences

    Best 2-man for 53 years

    Brad Hall and Nick Gleeson finish 4th at the World Championships - equalling GB's best result since 1966

    World Junior Championship Bronze - Skeleton

    Ashleigh Pittaway secures third place at the U23 showpiece in Konigssee

  • 2018

    Olympic Gold - Skeleton

    Lizzy Yarnold becomes the first Britain to retain a Winter Olympic title as she wins Gold in PyeongChang

    Olympic Bronze - Skeleton

    Laura Deas wins Olympic Bronze in South Korea - with Lizzy Yarnold winning Gold it is the first time GB have had two individual medalists on the same podium at the Winter Games

    Olympic Bronze - Skeleton

    Dom Parsons wins GB's first Olympic male skeleton medal in 70 years with Bronze in PyeongChang

  • 2017

    World Championship Bronze - Skeleton

    Lizzy Yarnold wins Bronze at the World Championships in Konigssee

    World Junior Championship Gold - Bobsleigh

    Mica McNeill and Mica Moore take top spot in Winterberg

  • 2016

    Youth Olympic Bronze - Bobsleigh

    Kelsea Purchall wins Bronze at the Youth Olympics in Lillehammer

    Youth Olympic Gold - Skeleton

    Ashleigh Pittaway wins Gold at the Youth Olympics in Lillehammer

    Best 2-man for 50 years

    Bruce Tasker & Joel Fearon finish 4th at the World Championships - the best 2-man result since 1966

  • 2015

    BBSA officially formed

    The BBSA officially becomes the governing body for bobsleigh and skeleton in Great Britain

    World Championship Gold - Skeleton

    Lizzy Yarnold wins Gold in Winterberg to complete the career Grand Slam

    Overall World Cup Silver - Skeleton

    Lizzy Yarnold wins overall season Silver

    European Championship Gold & Bronze - Skeleton

    Lizzy Yarnold becomes European Champion in Igls and Rose McGrandle wins Bronze

  • 2014

    Olympic Bronze - Bobsleigh

    John Jackson, Stu Benson, Bruce Tasker and Joel Fearon win bronze in Sochi

    Olympic Gold - Skeleton

    Lizzy Yarnold wins Gold in Sochi

    European Championship Silver - Bobsleigh

    John Jackson, Joel Fearon, Stu Benson and Bruce Tasker secure Silver in Konigssee

    World Cup Gold & Bronze - Skeleton

    Lizzy Yarnold is crowned overall World Cup Queen in Igls, with Shelley Rudman third

    European Championship Silver - Skeleton

    Shelley Rudman makes it six European medals as she finishes second in Konigssee

  • 2013

    World Championship Gold - Skeleton

    Shelley Rudman wins global Gold in St Moritz

  • 2012

    Overall World Cup Gold - Skeleton

    After a hat-trick of second-place finishes, Shelley Rudman wins the overall World Cup title

    World Championship Bronze - Skeleton

    Lizzy Yarnold claims Bronze in Lake Placid

    Youth Olympic Silver - Bobsleigh

    Mica McNeil and Jazmin Sawyers win Silver at the inaugural Youth Games in Innsbruck

    European Championship Bronze - Skeleton

    Shelley Rudman medals at her fourth successive continental championships as she wins Bronze

  • 2011

    Overall World Cup Silver - Skeleton

    Shelley Rudman claims her third successive overall World Cup Silver medal

    World Junior Championship Gold - Bobsleigh

    Paula Walker wins World Junior Championship Gold alongside Rebekah Wilson in Lake Placid

    European Championship Gold & Bronze - Skeleton

    Shelley Rudman wins Gold in St Moritz and Amy Williams takes Bronze

  • 2010

    Overall World Cup Silver - Skeleton

    Shelley Rudman makes it back-to-back overall World Cup Silvers

    Olympic Gold - Skeleton

    Amy Williams wins the ultimate prize in Vancouver

    European Championship Bronze - Skeleton

    Shelley Rudman finishes third in Igls

    Merger agreed

    The merger of the British Bobsleigh Association and the British Skeleton Association is agreed in principle

  • 2009

    Overall World Cup Silver - Skeleton

    Shelley Rudman finishes second in the World Cup standings

    Overall World Cup Bronze - Bobsleigh

    Nicola Minichiello wins' Women's overall Bronze

    World Championship Silver - Skeleton

    Adam Pengilly and Amy Williams win Men's and Women's Silver respectively

    World Championship Gold - Bobsleigh

    Nicola Minichiello and Gillian Cooke are crowned World Champs in Lake Placid

    European Championship Gold & Silver - Skeleton

    Shelley Rudman takes Gold and Kristan Bromley secures Silver in St Moritz

    European Championship Bronze - Bobsleigh

    Nicola Minichiello and Gillian Cooke claim Bronze in St Moritz

  • 2008

    World Cup, World Champs and World Cup Gold - Skeleton

    Kristan Bromley becomes the first man to claim this unique treble

    European Championship Gold & Bronze - Skeleton

    Kristan Bromley wins Gold and Adam Pengilly Bronze in Cesana

  • 2006

    Olympic Silver - Skeleton

    Shelley Rudman wins Silver in Turin

    European Championship Silver - Skeleton

    Shelley Rudman secures the Silver medal in the continental championships in St Moritz

  • 2005

    European Championship Gold - Skeleton

    Kristan Bromley wins his second continental crown in Altenberg

    World Championship Silver - Bobsleigh

    Nicola Minichiello and Jackie Davies win Silver in Calgary

    World Push Championship Gold - Bobsleigh

    Nicola Minichiello and Jackie Davies take top spot at the World Push Championships

  • 2004

    World Cup Gold - Skeleton

    Kristan Bromley secures the first of his two World Cup titles

    European Championship Gold - Skeleton

    Kristan Bromley becomes European King in Altenberg

  • 2002

    Olympic Bronze - Skeleton

    Alex Coomber claims Bronze in the first-ever female skeleton competition at the Olympics

    Overall World Cup Gold - Skeleton

    Alex Coomber makes it back-to-back World Cup titles

  • 2001

    Overall World Cup Gold - Skeleton

    Alex Coomber wins her first World Cup title

    World Championship Silver - Skeleton

    Alex Coomber finishes second in the second-ever Women's World Championships

  • 2000

    Overall World Cup Gold & Bronze - Skeleton

    Alexandra Hamilton wins Gold and Kristan Bromley finishes third in the overall season standings

    Moved to Bath

  • 1999

    Overall World Cup Bronze - Bobsleigh

    Michelle Coy-Martin places third overall in the Women's World Cup season

  • 1998

    Olympic Bronze - Bobsleigh

    Sean Olsson, Dean Ward, Courtney Rumbolt and Paul Attwood win Bronze in Nagano

  • 1995

    Overall World Cup Silver - Bobsleigh

    Mark Tout goes one better than his previous Bronze as he wins overall World Cup Silver

  • 1994

    Overall World Cup Bronze - Bobsleigh

    Mark Tout places third in the Combined Men's standings and in the 4-man rankings

    European Championship Silver - Bobsleigh

    Mark Tout, George Farell, Jason Wing and Lenny Paul win Silver in La Plagne

  • 1992

    Overall World Cup Bronze - Bobsleigh

    Mark Tout wins Bronze in the overall World Cup rankings for the 4-man event

  • 1989

    British Bob Skeleton Association formed

    Athletes set up the first governing body for skeleton in Great Britain

  • 1986

    Overall World Cup Bronze - Bobsleigh

    Nick Phipps finishes third in the Combined Men's competition in the second season since the inception of the overall World Cup standings

  • 1968

    European Championship Silver & Bronze - Bobsleigh

    Patrick Evely and Toni Fields win Silver and John Blockey and Mike Freeman Bronze in the 2-man in St Moritz. Timothy Thorn and John Brown join Blockey and Freeman in winning 4-man Bronze

  • 1966

    World Championship Bronze - Bobsleigh

    Tony Nash and Robin Dixon finish third in Cortina

  • 1965

    World Championship Gold - Bobsleigh

    Tony Nash and Robin Dixon are crowned World Champions in St Moritz

  • 1964

    Olympic Gold - Bobsleigh

    Tony Nash and Robin Dixon claim Gold at the 1964 Olympics in Innsbruck

  • 1963

    World Championship Bronze - Bobsleigh

    Tony Nash and Robin Dixon claim their first World Championship medal in Igls

  • 1948

    Olympic bronze - Skeleton

    John Crammond wins bronze in St Moritz

  • 1939

    World Championship Silver - Bobsleigh

    Frederick McEvoy, Peter Howard, John Galt Critchley and Charles Green secure Silver in Cortina in the last pre-WW2 World Championships

  • 1938

    World Championship Gold - Bobsleigh

    Frederick McEvoy, David Looker and Charles Green retain their World Championship title alongside Chris Mackintosh in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

    World Championship Silver - Bobsleigh

    Frederick McEvoy and Charles Green win Silver in St Moritz

  • 1937

    World Championship Gold - Bobsleigh

    Frederick McEvoy and Bryan Black double up on Gold medals with success in the 2-man event in Cortina

    World Championship Gold - Bobsleigh

    Frederick McEvoy, David Looker, Charles Green and Bryan Black take global Gold in St Moritz

  • 1931

    World Championship Bronze - Bobsleigh

    Dennis Field, Patrick Coote, Ralph Wallace and Jack Newcombe win Bronze in the second-ever World Championships in St Moritz

  • 1929

    European Championship Bronze - Bobsleigh

    B. A. J. Qutram and C. M. Qutram take Bronze in the inaugural European Championships in Davos

  • 1927

    British Bobsleigh formed

    British Bobsleigh is founded as the sport's governing body in New York in 1927

  • 1924

    Olympic Bronze - Skeleton

    David Carnegie wins a Bronze medal in Chamonix

    Olympic silver - Bobsleigh

    Ralph Broome, Thomas Arnold, Alexander Richardson and Rodney Soher win Silver at the first Winter Olympic Games in Chamonix