Corie
Mapp

Place of birthBarbados

Age39
Height5'7"
Weight79kg

Corie represents Great Britain at Para-Bobsleigh and is the current World Championship bronze medalist. He finished fifth in the overall World Cup standings in 2016/17, having placed third and fourth in the final two races of the season in Oberhof. 

He previously finished second in the overall World Cup for the 2015/16 season when he won two of the last three races during that campaign.

Corie will hope to reach the Winter Paralympic Games in 2022 after Para-Bobsleigh was provisionally accepted for Beijing. 

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