Adam
Hames

Place of birthLeicester

Age21
Height6' 1"
Weight100kg

Adam Hames is Britain's youngest best ever bobsledder at World Cup level.

Adam was just 19-years-old when he featured in the 4-man race in Winterberg in December 2018 alongside Brad Hall, Alan Toward and Ben Simons.

He made his senior GB debut in the North American Cup a month earlier when he finished fourth in Park City and he was a silver and bronze medal winner on the same circuit in Lake Placid in December.

Adam began the 2019/20 season with pilot Axel Brown in the United States but injury in the build up to their first race brought his campaign to a premature end.

Prior to stepping up to the senior squad, Adam had represented GB at youth level having joined British Bobsleigh in late 2014 after responding to a radio advert.

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 IN HIS OWN WORDS...

  • 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