Olly Biddulph on track for World Junior Championships

This is The West Country: Olly Biddulph on track for World Junior Championships Olly Biddulph on track for World Junior Championships

BOBSLEIGHER Olly Biddulph said his training is on track ahead of the World Junior Championships next month.

Biddulph, 20, has been competing in America and Canada over the past month which saw him pick up a 12th and 10th place in the two-man bobsleigh event in Park City, Utah, and in the four-man event he finished eighth in two races.

The Westonzoyland youngster then came ninth and sixth in the two-man competition in Calgary to pick up a medal and then he came seventh in two races in the four-man event.

Biddulph is training in France this week ahead of the World Junior Championships in Austria on December 16 and he said he is looking forward to it.

He said: "Training has been going well, I am feeling good and I have been working hard so hopefully everything will go well.

"I have started to get involved in the four-man team as well as the two-man event so hopefully we can do well out there."

Earlier in the year, the Mercury reported how Biddulph quit his studies in economics at Reading University in order to pursue his life-long dreams to represent his country in bobsleigh.

He finished 16th in the Junior World Championships in 2011, which includes athletes aged 27 and under, and fifth at the Youth Olympic Games last year.

In the off-season, Biddulph trains in Bath three to five times a week, and is totally self-funded.He is hoping local people or businesses can support him as he looks forward to the Winter Olympics in Russia in 2014 and South Korea in 2018.

If you are interested in sponsoring Olly, contact him on Twitter: @ollybiddulph or call him on 07515-327212.

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