Corie
Mapp

Place of birthBarbados

Age40
Height5'7"
Weight79kg

Corie Mapp represents Great Britain at Para-Bobsleigh and is the reigning overall World Cup winner. 

In 10 World Cup races in the 2017/18 season, Corie won four gold, three silver and a bronze medal to take the overall title in style.

Corie finished eighth at the 2018 World Championships in Lillehammer, having won bronze in the same competition the previous season.

He was fifth in the overall World Cup standings in 2016/17 and second in 2015/16, when he won two of the last three races during that campaign.

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