ADELE Nicoll's blossoming career as a bobsleigh athlete reached new heights today (Thursday) after claiming a Europa Cup silver medal in the monobob in St Moritz, Switzerland.

The 27 year old from Welshpool switched seats at the start of this Olympic cycle after travelling to the Beijing Games as Mica McNeill’s reserve brakewoman on the back of a World Cup silver medal in Sigulda in January 2022.

She only competed as a driver for the first time in November of last year, racing in the monobob on five occasions and just once in the 2-woman discipline, but she has already kicked on significantly this season.


Nicoll finished fourth twice and seventh in the opening three Europa Cup monobob races in Norway before winning a superb bronze medal with debutant Kya Placide in the 2-woman event at the same track. 

Nicoll has now claimed her top finish to date with a silver at St Moritz - the spiritual home of the sport.