Taylor Lawrence is a multiple World Cup medal winner who earned selection for the 2022 Beijing Olympics just two years and two months after making his international debut. 

A serving Royal Marine, Taylor joined the GB Bobsleigh set up at the very end of 2019 when he linked up with Brad Hall and his crew following injuries to Sam Blanchet and Alan Toward.

He went on to make his international debut on the sport’s top circuit, the World Cup, less than a fortnight later when he competed in the 4-man double header in Winterberg in January 2020 and he has been part of the World Cup set up with Hall ever since. 

Taylor enjoyed a stunning season in 2021/22 as he won a hat-trick of silver medals in World Cup 4-man competition in Winterberg (twice) and Igls. His outstanding performances in his second full season helped Hall to finish fourth in the 4-man world rankings and fifth in the combined competition.

He finished a superb sixth with Hall, Nick Gleeson and Greg Cackett at the Beijing Olympics less than three years after he first stepped inside a bobsled on military duty in 2019 and has only finished outside the top ten twice in 15 World Cup starts ahead of the 2022/23 season.

Prior to joining the Armed Forces at the age of 20, Taylor played Academy level football and rugby union. He continued to play rugby and then rugby sevens after joining the Royal Marines and also won the Navy Cup with their football team. Other sporting highlights during his military career to date include representing the Royal Marines at rugby against their American counterparts during their successful Virginia Gauntlet Trophy campaign (a competition combining a range of sporting disciplines) in 2019.

In between his numerous sporting achievements, Taylor has taken part in various exercises and deployments across the globe. 


  • Nickname: Tay
  • Most likely to be spotted: in the gym
  • Least likely to be found: enjoying talking to Greg Cackett
  • Me in three/four: big, chef, painfully organised
  • Heroes: my Dad because he’s always supported me in everything I do and is my biggest fan
  • Random fact: I have a twin sister
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I would continue my career as a Royal Marine Commando

  • Career highlight: my first World Cup silver medal