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Sean Olsson

Full name: Sean Nicholas Olsson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: March 2, 1967 in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: British Army, (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

A soldier in the Parachute Regiment of the British Army Sean Olsson was the second ranked of Britain’s bobsleigh pilots in the early nineties but when Mark Tout was banned for steroid abuse in 1996 he inherited the number one position in the national team. Olsson’s performances were always better in the four man event and with the acquisition of members of Tout’s crew he improved his performances from 1996 onwards. After placing 4th in the 1997 World Championships he finished on the podium at two World Cup races in 1997-98. Olsson drove his four-man bob to second place after the first run in Nagano but, after weather conditions had cancelled the second run, had a poor start to the second day. He clung on a podium position finishing in a dead heat with France for the bronze medal. This was Britain’s first bobsleigh medal since 1964. He continued to compete after 1998 albeit with less success before moving into the national coaching set-up.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Men's Two Great Britain-2 GBR 10T
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Men's Four Great Britain-2 GBR 8
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Bobsleigh Men's Two Great Britain-1 GBR 15
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Bobsleigh Men's Four Great Britain GBR 3T Bronze

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Great Britain-2 GBR Paul Field Final Standings
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Great Britain-2 GBR Paul Field Run 1
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Great Britain-2 GBR Paul Field Run 2
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Great Britain-2 GBR Paul Field Run 3
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Great Britain-2 GBR Paul Field Run 4
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR Lenny Paul Final Standings
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR Lenny Paul Run 1
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR Lenny Paul Run 2
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR Lenny Paul Run 3
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR Lenny Paul Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Great Britain-2 GBR Final Standings
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Great Britain-2 GBR Run 1
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Great Britain-2 GBR Run 2
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Great Britain-2 GBR Run 3
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Great Britain-2 GBR Run 4
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Bobsleigh Great Britain GBR Final Standings
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Bobsleigh Great Britain GBR Run 1
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Bobsleigh Great Britain GBR Run 2
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Bobsleigh Great Britain GBR Run 3
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