Place of birthLeicester

Height6' 1"

Adam Hames joined British Bobsleigh in late 2014 after hearing a radio advert for the youth programme.

He excelled in his early testing and was selected to represent his country in the mono-bob Omega Youth Series in the lead up to the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer.

Adam won a superb silver medal on his international debut in Norway in December 2014 and was named SportsAid's Athlete of the Month as a result. He went on to win a bronze medal in Calgary the following season and finished fourth in three further races before narrowly missing out on a slot at the Youth Olympics.

Before switching to bobsleigh, Adam enjoyed huge success in karate. Having started the sport at the age of just four, he represented England on numerous occasions and was crowned Wado Kai European Champion in 2015.

Adam is currently studying Sports Performance at the University of Bath and has been selected as part of the senior squad for the 2018/19 season.


  • Nickname: Wingnut
  • Most likely to be spotted: at the dinner table
  • Least likely to be found: in the library
  • Me in three: outgoing, ambitious, reliable
  • Heroes: Wayne Otto OBE (British karateka who won multiple World Championships)
  • Random fact: I love baking anything sweet, mostly because I enjoy the end product!
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I would hopefully be a full-time karate athlete