Corie
Mapp

Place of birthBarbados

Age41
Height5'7"
Weight79kg

Corie Mapp is the reigning European Champion and overall World Cup silver medal winner in Para Bobsleigh.

Corie enjoyed a superb season in 2019/20, winning four gold medals and a silver in the 10-race World Cup competition and claiming the continental crown in Oberhof in December.

He also finished fourth on two occasions but was eventually pipped to the World Cup title by Canada's Lonnie Bissonnette.

An overall bronze medalist in 2019 and a silver medal winner in 2016, Corie previously claimed the overall World Cup crown in 2018 when he won four gold, three silver and a bronze medal to take his maiden global title in style.

Having won World Championship silver in 2019 and bronze in 2017, Corie was among the favourites for World Championship gold in Lillehammer in March (he won gold and silver medals at the World Cup races in Norway in December 2019) before the showpiece event of the season was cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

A Lance Corporal in the British Army, Corie lost both legs when his military vehicle ran over an explosive device in Afghanistan in 2010. Among other injuries, he suffered a broken jaw, severed lip and punctured lung but three years later he was representing Great Britain at the European Championships for sitting volleyball.

He took part in the Invictus Games in 2014 and it was Help the Heroes that introduced him to bobsleigh at a trial camp in Calgary a year earlier.

CORIE IN HIS OWN WORDS...

  • Nickname: Black Ice
  • Most likely to be spotted: watching Arsenal at The Emirates Stadium as I’m a massive football fan
  • Me in three: hardworking, loyal, selfless
  • Heroes: Muhammed Ali, Anthony Joshua and Thierry Henry
  • Random fact: I was born in Barbados
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I’d be into sledge hockey