Adam Baird

Adam (Adz) Baird joined the GB Bobsleigh set up as a pilot ahead of the 2019/20 sliding season. He made his GB debut in Winterberg on the Europa Cup circuit in December 2019, when he finished 24th alongside Taylor Lawrence.

Adam has been a regular on the EC circuit since this and had 13 race appearances to his name by the end of the 2021/22 sliding season. He finished a career best 7th in Lillehammer in November 2021 – a result that only saw him beaten by pilots with World Cup experience – 24 hours after place 10th at the same track.

A serving member of the Royal Marines, he began his bobsleigh career competing for the Marines and the Royal Navy in 2017.

Adz comes from an active sporting background, having competed at national level in powerlifting – for which he has a 247.5kg deadlift personal best in the 82.5kg category – as well as rugby union and rugby 7’s for the Royal Mariens and rugby league for the Royal Marines and Royal Navy teams. His time in the military has seen multiple deployments around the globe, including a tour of Afghanistan in 2010.

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