ADELE Nicoll is celebrating her first ever bobsleigh medal following a memorable week in Norway.

The 27-year old bobsleigh pilot and Welsh shot put champion from Welshpool was part of a two-woman team which claimed bronze at the IBSF Europe Cup in Lillehammer in Norway this week.

Nicoll went into the event with confidence after ending fourth in two Monobob races before teaming up with Kya Placide to finish third against experienced opposition.

“It was our first ever two-woman race and we got bronze,” said Nicoll on Instagram.

“Not only did we podium but we had the fastest push start on run two and top three on run one. 

“I am so proud of what we have achieved. It takes a team to get results. Thank you to every single person who supports us.”


The dual athlete added: “It’s OK to have bad days but it’s what you choose to do with your attitude on those days that count. You can’t only trust the process on good days. Looking forward to seeing where we can take this.”

The pair were back in action on Monday before Nicoll joined Maddy Illsley for race three today (Wednesday).

Proud mum Justine from Welshpool praised her daughter whose career as a winter sports athlete has taken off in recent years having first established herself as one of Britain’s elite shot put athletes and multiple Welsh champion.

County Times: Adele Nicoll in action in Lillehammer.Adele Nicoll in action in Lillehammer.

Justine said: “We are so immensely proud of Adele, her work ethic is second to none. 

“We were so excited when she had two top six places, finishing fourth on the wider podium in the Monobob races and then to follow that up with her first ever two woman bobsled race with Kya Placide as her brake woman gaining a bronze medal.

County Times: “Not only did they podium but they had the fastest push start on run two and top three on run one.

Nicoll and Placide ended fifth in Tuesday’s two woman bobsled race as the Powys star continued her impressive form.

Justine added: “Adele is part of a great team and they are getting the results.

“With no live coverage in Lillehammer we are extremely grateful to the team for keeping us updated regularly and providing us with some precious moments that otherwise we would have missed out on.”