Youth Olympic Team Leader

Peter Gunn was appointed Olympic Team Leader for the British Bobsleigh youth team in the autumn of 2019.

Peter prepared the team of youth athletes for the 2019/20 sliding season and coached them on the ice, culminating in the Youth Olympic Winter Games in Lausanne in January when Charlotte Longden and William Scammell both finished 12th in Switzerland.

He was also involved in coaching para bobsleigh athlete Corie Mapp during the former soldier's overall silver medal winning World Cup season. 

He is among the most experienced coaches in the sport, having competed or coached at international standard since 1992.

Peter represented Great Britain as an athlete for five seasons, including at the 1996 World Championships, and he has since been to five Olympic Winter Games as a coach. He helped John Jackson’s 4-man crew win Olympic bronze in Sochi in 2014 and followed that up with silver with the South Korean 4-man team in PyeongChang four years later.

Having coached the GB women’s squad at the first female Olympic event in 2002, Peter guided the team to silver at the 2005 World Championships and gold at the same event four years later. He also led them to Junior World Championship gold in 2011. 

As well as coaching Great Britain and South Korea, Peter worked for the Netherlands in 1997 and in 2001 through a partnership scheme with GB.

Peter lists his career highlight as meeting his now wife, Jackie, while bobsledding.