Nick
Gleeson

Place of birthEpsom

Age25
Height6'4"
Weight106kg

Nick Gleeson is a serving Paratrooper, a multiple World Cup medalist and Britain's youngest Olympic bobsledder.

Nick's inclusion in the Team GB squad for the PyeongChang Games in February 2018 came just four months after his 21st birthday as he capped a remarkable rise through the ranks with a spot in Brad Hall's crew for the sport's showpiece event in South Korea.

He was selected in both the 2-man and 4-man teams for the Beijing Olympics in February 2022, finishing 11th with Hall and then sixth alongside Hall, Taylor Lawrence and Greg Cackett in China.

Nick won no fewer than four World Cup medals during the 2021/22 campaign, claiming 2-man silver in Sigulda in January and a hat-trick of 4-man silvers in Winterberg (twice) and Igls as he helped Hall finish fourth in the 4-man world rankings and fifth in the 2-man and combined standings.

He previously equalled the country's best 2-man result at World Championship level when he finished joint fourth with Hall in Whistler in March 2019 in what was his debut World Championship appearance.

A 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 in December 2016 and his World Cup bow in Whistler in November 2017. He 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. He placed 17th alongside Hall, Joel Fearon and Greg Cackett at his first Olympic Games.

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!