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Fifth-place finish a reason to cheer for Jackson and co

A former Siberian taxi driver trundled his sled down the bobsleigh track in Sochi yesterday to secure Russia's 13th and final Olympic gold, mean...

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Jackson close to bronze but insists there's no regrets

Great Britain driver John Jackson insisted there was no need for disappointment despite missing out on an Olympic bobsleigh medal by just over a...

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Jackson in good place at halfway stage of four-man bobsleigh

John Jackson believes his first-choice British four-man bobsleigh crew are still in contention for a strong finish after a solid start to their ...

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Jackson's determination praised by Team GB medics

John Jackson won a mental and physical battle just to make the Olympics, according to the physio who guided him on the road to recovery.

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No pain, no gain as Jackson gets ready for Olympic campaign

John Jackson admits he is still battling his fitness – but insists it’s no pain, no gain in his pursuit of Great Britain’s first Olympic bobslei...

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Medal Record

Vancouver 2010
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

John ‘Jacko’ Jackson represented Team GB in the four-man and two-man bobsleigh at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The Vancouver Games were Jackson's first Olympic Winter Games.

Jackson along with Henry Nwume, Dan Money and Allyn Condon placed 17th in the four-man bobsleigh, whilst Jackson and Money were disqualied in the two-man bobsleigh following a crash.

A Sergeant in the Royal Marines Commandos since 1996, Jackson is a Physical Training Instructor specialising in injury rehabilitation. Since 2005 Jackson has juggled training and competing around Royal Marine life. Following the 2013 World Championships, in St. Moritz, where the GBR1 crew placed 5th missing out of a medal by 0.07 seconds, Jackson was awarded Elite athlete status by the Royal Navy, this has allowed him to focus on the Sochi campaign full time.

In July 2013 Jackson ruptured his achillles during a routine training session at their base in Bath. He was referred to Profession Gordon Mackay at Rosshall Hospital in Glasgow for a ground procedure that would see him racing four months after surgery. Following surgery Jackson spent a significant amount of time at the Team GB Intensive Rehab Unit at Bisham Abbey. At the Unit he worked with the world-class medical team who fast tracked him back to full fitness in preparation for the Olympic season.

Jackson was back competing at the end of November only four and half months after the operation.

Jackson and his crew saw their hard work pay off when they won silver at the third four-man world cup in Lake Placid, GB’s first world cup medal in 16 years.

Jackson grew up in Barnard Castle, County Durham, has three lovely girls and lives with his girlfriend and GBR1 women’s two-man pilot Paula Walker in Trowbridge in Wiltshire.

His sporting motto is “some want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen”.