Great Britain’s four-man bobsleigh makes history with first European title at event in Altenberg

Brad Hall piloted Great Britain’s four-man bobsleigh crew to a first-ever European title in Altenberg on Sunday.

Hall and team-mates Arran Gulliver, Taylor Lawrence and Greg Cackett saw off three strong German teams on their home track in a race that doubled as the sixth round of the World Cup season.

Their combined time of one minute 49.32 seconds beat Francesco Friedrich's double Olympic champions by nine hundredths of a second, with another German team led by Michael Vogt 0.22 seconds adrift.

Hall's most recent success marked his team's third win in four races in what is turning into a remarkable season for British sliding sports. It came two days after Matt Weston won men's skeleton gold on the same track.

Hall said: "It's an amazing feeling - it's probably the highlight of all of our careers.

"We've done something no British team has ever done before and that feels pretty special. We've made history and no one can take that away from us.

'We knew we could win here after doing it last week but to beat the Germans two weeks running at a track where they always dominate is incredible, really."

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