Montell
Douglas

Place of birthLewisham

Age32

Montell joined GB Bobsleigh in the summer of 2016 after a stellar athletics career.

She represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing in both the 100m and the 4x100m relay, reaching the final in the latter.

In setting a personal best of 11.05 seconds over the 100m on July 17, 2008, Douglas broke a national record that had stood for more than a quarter of a century. Earlier that day, Douglas had also run a wind-assisted 10.95 seconds at the Loughborough European Athletics meet.

She won Commonwealth Gold in the 4x100m relay in Delhi and has also competed at both European and World Championship level.

Her first bobsleigh race for GB came in mid-January 2017, just a few days after first taking to the ice in a sled.

A top-10 finish on her World Cup debut was followed by seventh in St Moritz and then an excellent Europa Cup victory before the end of the month. That success alongside Mica McNeill in Winterberg was GB’s first EC gold in seven years and it came just a fortnight after Douglas’ international bow.