Brad
Hall

Place of birthCrawley

Age31
Height6' 2"
Weight98kg

Brad Hall is a double Olympian who piloted GB to their best World Cup campaign in recent memory prior to earning selection for his second Olympics in Beijing this February.

Brad and his team won a stunning seven medals during the 2021/22 season, starting with 2-man silver at the Olympic Test event in Beijing in October before securing a further five silvers and one bronze across the World Cup campaign.

Having returned from China on a high, Brad finished third with Greg Cackett in the World Cup 2-man opener in Igls in November and followed it up with 4-man silver alongside Nick Gleeson, Taylor Lawrence and Cackett just 24 hours later.

Another 4-man silver followed in Winterberg in December, before back-to-back 2-man medals with Cackett and Gleeson in Sigulda preceded a third 4-man silver back in Winterberg in January 2022.

Those results saw Hall's crew finish the season ranked fourth in the 4-man world rankings and fifth in both the 2-man and combined standings ahead of the Beijing Olympics.

He finished 11th in the 2-man event with Gleeson at the Beijing Games after recovering from a third run crash and followed that up with an impressive sixth in the 4-man with Gleeson, Lawrence and Cackett.

Prior to the 2021/22 season, Brad had claimed Great Britain's first 2-man World Cup medal for more than 30 years when he won silver alongside Cackett in Igls in January 2020, with the pair also finishing fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth and 12th in their six 2-man races together in 2019/20.

Brad equalled the country's best 2-man result at a World Championships for 53 years when he placed joint fourth with Gleeson in Whistler in 2019 and he recorded six successive personal bests in the 2-man event across the end of the 2018/19 season and the start of his 2019/20 campaign.

He represented Team GB in both the 2-man and 4-man competitions at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in February 2018, piloting Joel Fearon to 12th place before driving Gleeson, Fearon and Cackett to 17th in South Korea.

Having come through the Accelerated Driver Programme after initially joining British Bobsleigh as a brakeman in 2012, he made his first World Cup outing as a driver in early 2015 and went on to compete at both the 2016 and 2017 World Championships before piloting Fearon, Cackett and Bruce Tasker to a World Cup bronze medal in Park City in November 2017.

Brad played county level rugby in his teens and represented the South of England at college. He turned his attentions to athletics from the age of 16-21, setting a national record in the decathlon and achieving a top five UK ranking for the U23 discus.

His first winter sports experience came in skeleton after applying through a UK Sport Talent TD campaign but he switched to bobsleigh shortly after his maiden trip to Lillehammer in 2011/12.

Brad in his own words...

  • Nickname: Stunning and/or Brave by Greg Cackett
  • Most likely to be spotted: dressed as Mr Blobby

  • Least likely to be spotted: in my favourite hiding place
  • Me in three: adaptable, resilient, competitive
  • Hero: Enrique Iglesias
  • Random fact: a crocodile can't stick it's tongue out
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I’d be a coach
  • Career highlights: the first week of the 2021/22 World Cup season - a double medal weekend in 2-man and 4-man