IBSF World Championships 2023: Great Britain takes silver in the four-man event. bobsleigh

In St Moritz, Great Britain won its first four-man bobsleigh medal in 84 years, taking silver.

Pilots Brad Hall, Taylor Lawrence, Greg Cackett, and Arran Gulliver came in second place, tied with Latvia.

Francesco Friedrich of Germany won his fifth consecutive title in a time of four minutes and 19.61 seconds, finishing 0.69 seconds ahead.

“It’s an incredible accomplishment,” said Hall, 32, who finished fifth in the two-man event.

“A four-man crew hasn’t won a World Championship medal in a very long time. It’s pretty special to be the ones who have defied the trend.”

In Cortina, Italy, in 1939, Frederick McEvoy led Britain to their most recent four-man medal, also a silver.

Hall, whose previous best four-man finish at the World Championships was seventh in 2020, entered the final run eight hundredths of a second behind Germany.

But Friedrich, who won gold in the four-man and two-man events at the 2018 and 2022 Winter Olympics, set a track record time of 01:04.73 as Germany won easily.

The last time Britain’s men won a World Championship medal in any discipline was in 1966, when Tony Nash and Robin Dixon took two-man bronze in Cortina.

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