Montell
Douglas

Place of birthLewisham

Age36
Height5' 10"
Weight80kg

Montell Douglas joined British Bobsleigh in the summer of 2016 after a stellar athletics career and has since made history at the Beijing Olympic Winter Games in February 2022 by becoming Britain's first female Summer and Winter Olympian.

Montell's selection to Mica McNeill's starting crew for the showpiece event in China saw her become the first woman to represent Team GB in both versions of the biggest show on earth.

She represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing in both the 100m and the 4x100m relay - reaching the final in the latter - and finished 17th in the same city as McNeill's brakewoman some 14 years later.

Montell previously attended a Winter Games as a reserve for the 2018 event in PyeongChang.

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 McNeill in Winterberg was GB’s first EC gold in seven years and it came just a fortnight after Montell's international bow.

She recorded a career best fourth-place finish with McNeill in the World Cup race in Altenberg in January 2019 and matched that feat in Igls in December 2020. She has three World Championship appearances to her name, registering a career-best eighth in Altenberg in 2020.

In setting a personal best of 11.05 seconds over the 100m a day before her graduation from university on July 17, 2008, Montell broke a national record that had stood for more than a quarter of a century. Earlier that day, Montell had also run a wind-assisted 10.95 seconds at the Loughborough European Athletics meet, becoming the first British woman to ever run sub 11 seconds.

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

MONTELL IN HER OWN WORDS...

  • Nickname: Monty
  • Most likely to be spotted: in my car
  • Least likely to be found: walking
  • Me in three: creative, fierce, fun
  • Heroes: my mum, my ex-training partner Donna Fraser & Venom from Marvel Comics
  • Random fact: I am hypermobile
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I'd be a coach and a dancer