Place of birthBarbados


Corie Mapp is the reigning Overall World Cup and European Champion in Para Bobsleigh, as well as a multiple World Cup and World Championship medalist.

Corie had 44 top-tier medals to his name by the end of the 2023/24 sliding season after adding eight to his tally last term, including European Championship gold in Lillehammer in March.

His 2024 Overall World Cup title featured six medals in eight races as he claimed the season-long award for the second time in his stellar career following his first success in 2018.

Last season's European Championship win was also the second continental crown of Corie's career after his opening triumph in 2019, having previously collected four European silvers and a bronze since 2017.

He narrowly missed out on a clean sweep of major titles last term as he won World Championship bronze in addition to his Overall World Cup and European Championship golds. The World Championships are the only major title to elude him so far - although he also has silver and a second bronze on his record.

He has finished second in the Overall World Cup competition on four occasions and been third twice since making his debut for Great Britain in 2015.

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.


  • 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