From Olympic Track To Bobsleigh World Cup | Montell Douglas

Montell Douglas is a British sportswoman. Originally a sprinter and former British record holder for the 100 metres at 11.05 seconds, in 2017 she took up bobsleigh and became part of the Great Britain women’s two-woman bobsleigh team the following year.

Douglas made her first senior major championship appearance at the 2007 European Athletics Championships Indoor. Although she was knocked out in the semi-finals, she managed to set a new 60m  personal best of 7.28 seconds.

Douglas represented Great Britain at the 2008 Olympics in the 100 meters. In her first-round heat, she placed second behind Ivet Lalova in a time of 11.36 to advance to the second round. There she failed to qualify for the semi-finals as her time of 11.38 was only the fourth-fastest time of her heat, causing elimination. She was also part of the Great Britain team which reached the final of the 4×100 metres relay.

In 2016, Douglas took up bobsleigh. She finished in the top 10 on her Bobsleigh World Cup debut in January 2017, and later in the season, she finished seventh at an event in St Moritz.  She was Great Britain’s reserve athlete for the 2018 Winter Olympics in North Korea. In 2019, Douglas and Mica Mc Neill finished sixth in the 2-women bobsleigh event in Konigssee. In 2020, Douglas and McNeill came fourth in the 2020-2021 2-women event in Innsbruck.

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