Place of birthEpsom


Nick Gleeson is a serving Paratrooper and Britain's youngest Olympic bobsledder.

Nick's inclusion in the TeamGB 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.

Nick 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 went on to equal the country's best 2-man result at World Championship level when he finished joint fourth with Hall in Whistler in March 2019 but missed the 2019/20 sliding season.

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 for GB Bobsleigh in December 2016 but he only made his World Cup bow in Whistler in November 2017. He went on to feature in six World Cup 4-man races and three 2-man events prior to PyeongChang, where he placed 17th alongside Hall, Joel Fearon and Greg Cackett.


  • 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!