Adelé
Nicoll

Place of birthShrewsbury

Age25
Height5' 8.5"
Weight80kg

Adelé Nicoll began her bobsleigh career in the summer of 2020 after being spotted by pilot Mica McNeill via social media.

Adelé excelled at trials that September and was selected to the GB Women’s team for the 20/21 season, although she was predominantly a UK reserve to Montell Douglas and Victoria Williamson in her opening year.

She is set to make her international bobsleigh debut In Igls in late November and is in contention for a place at the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing this coming February.

Adelé had already excelled at international level prior to her switch to bobsleigh, having shone at shot putt from a young age.

She was a finalist at the U18 World Championships in 2013 - the same year that she won the BBC Wales Young Sports Personality of the Year Award - and is a multiple Welsh National Champion at both junior and senior level.

Adelé won successive British Universities titles between 2016 and 2020; has been a senior British Championships bronze medalist for the past three years; and has already qualified for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Despite continuing to pursue her athletics dreams, Adele’s commitment to make the Beijing Olympics has never been in doubt. She lost 19kg in eight months as she bid to better her bobsleigh credentials - a move that she also believes has made her a better shot putter (she set a personal best of 17.17m while training for bobsleigh last summer).

In addition to her achievements across two different sports, Adelé has completed both an undergraduate and postgraduate degree, graduating with a First-Class Masters in Clinical Neuroscience from Cardiff Metropolitan University in the summer of 2020.

ADELÉ IN HER OWN WORDS...

  • Nickname: Del
  • Most likely to be spotted: in the gym, at the buffet or having a nap
  • Least likely to be found: somewhere that doesn't serve coffee
  • Me in three: ambitious, compassionate, clumsy
  • Heroes: my parents: I admire them for how selfless and supportive they have been, providing for me in the best way possible throughout my entire life. I also have huge respect for Dame Kelly Holmes and really enjoyed reading her autobiography
  • Random fact: I lost 19kg in eight months
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I'd be studying for a Doctorate in Clinical or Forensic Psychology