Belgium national bobsleigh team

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Belgium at the
Winter Olympics, Bobsleigh
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
IOC code BEL
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
2

The Belgian national bobsleigh team represents Belgium in international bobsledding competitions. Belgium first gained fame in bobsleighing during their debut at the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix in 1924, where a Belgian four-man bob acquired the bronze medal.[1] The second and last Belgian bobsleigh medal at the Winter Olympics so far, also won during a four-man event, was a silver in St. Moritz in 1948.[2]

After Belgian bobsleighs were absent during 58 years of Winter Olympics, a Belgian delegation of two female bobsleighers (Elfje Willemsen and Eva Willemarck) participated at the Vancouver 2010 edition. Shortly after, the Belgian bobsleigh selection with two female bobsleighers received the nickname Belgian Bullets, after the speed and shape of the vehicles. The Bullets also qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Current[edit]

The team which participated at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is as follows:[3]

Position Teammate
Driver Elfje Willemsen
Brakeman Hanna Mariën
Reserve Annelies Holthof
Manager Janis Skrastins

Olympic medals[edit]

[1][2]

Medal Championship Names Event
 Bronze France 1924 Chamonix Charles Mulder
René Mortiaux
Paul Van den Broeck
Victor Verschueren
Henri Willems
4-man
 Silver Switzerland 1948 St. Moritz Max Houben
Freddy Mansveld
Louis-Georges Niels
Jacques Mouvet
4-man

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kubatko, Justin. "Belgium Bobsleigh at the 1924 Chamonix Winter Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b Kubatko, Justin. "Belgium Bobsleigh at the 1948 Sankt Moritz Winter Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Belgian Athletes - Sochi 2014". Belgian Olympic International Committee. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 

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