Ben Simons joined GB Bobsleigh in 2012 after spotting a Talent ID poster on a noticeboard at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, where he competed in athletics.
After impressing on the GB Bobsleigh’s Accelerated Driver Programme, Simons made his Olympic debut at Sochi 2014, placing 19th in the four-man before going on to finish fifth at the World Championships 12 months later.
A well-seasoned competitor, Simons competed at his fourth World Championships in February 2017 and pushed Lamin Deen to World Cup silver in Whistler ten months later.
He then went to his second Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018, again as part of the four-man team.
Alongside Lamin Deen, Toby Olubi and Andrew Matthews, Simons ended up 18th overall at those Games.