Greg Rutherford has started his quest to change into the most main Gigantic Britain athlete to rep medals on the summer and frosty climate Olympics.

The 34-year-extinct, who gained lengthy soar gold on the London Video games in 2012, neutral currently published he planned to take in bobsleigh.

Rutherford has targeted competing on the Beijing Video games next February and expert with the British Bobsleigh group for the most main time final week.

Coach Steve Smith, Alex Costa, Ciaron Beesley, Greg Rutherford, Tremayne Gilling, Ben Simons, Lamin Deen, Ashley Watson and coach and former Olympian John Herbert at Aldershot (Chris Bepatt)

Coach Steve Smith, Alex Costa, Ciaron Beesley, Greg Rutherford, Tremayne Gilling, Ben Simons, Lamin Deen, Ashley Watson and coach and outmoded Olympian John Herbert at Aldershot (Chris Bepatt)

The meeting between the newly fashioned four-man squad took space at Grenadier Guards in Aldershot, earlier than plans to educate on the ice later this month.

A sticking point for the neighborhood is an absence of funding, with bobsleigh no longer funded by UK Sport.

It ability the squad contain to exhaust a reconditioned sled produced in 2005 from a 1991 physique, but with a fundraising target of £150,000 build, they stay hopeful of getting a new sled to enhance their medal hopes for next year.

Pilot Lamin Deen stated: “It’s a normal and there are no longer many traditional autos older than this bobsleigh.

“After we raced on it within the World Championships we came 12th, which works to point to that if we contain the actual sled then we are in a position to toughen substantially on our time, placing us within the medal zone.”

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