Nick
Gleeson

Place of birthEpsom

Age22
Height6'4"
Weight106kg

Thanks to his inclusion in the TeamGB squad for the PyeongChang Games in February 2018, Nick holds the title of Britain's youngest Olympic bobsledder. He competed in South Korea just four months after his 21st birthday as he capped a remarkable rise with a spot in Brad Hall's crew for the sport's showpiece event.

Nick was named Sports Aid's Athlete of the Month in January 2018 and the BBSA's Bobsleigh Breakthrough Athlete of the Year that July after going from World Cup rookie to fully-fledged Olympian in just four months.

A serving member of the 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment (3 Para), his first taste of bobsleigh came in the military thanks to former GB athlete Steve 'Smudge' Smith - although Nick initially believed he was trying out for the rugby team rather than the bobsleigh squad!

Nick made his Europa Cup debut for GB Bobsleigh in December 2016 but he only made his World Cup bow in Whistler in November 2017. He went on to feature in six World Cup 4-man races and three 2-man events prior to PyeongChang, where he placed 17th alongside Hall, Joel Fearon and Greg Cackett.

NICK IN HIS OWN WORDS...

  • Nickname: The Boy
  • Most likely to be spotted: in the gym
  • Least likely to be found: on a treadmill
  • Me in three: what's for dinner?
  • Heroes: Gordon Ramsay - an awesome man
  • Random fact: I have odd thumbs
  • If I wasn't a slider: back to work it is then!