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An VANNIEUWENHUYSE

Born : March 3, 1991 in Lede, now lives in Ghent
1m64 - 69kg
Full-time salaried Sport Vlaanderen topsport athlete.
An grew up in the athletics world, where as a youth athlete she mainly focused on the heptathlon, short hurdles (60 & 100m hurdles) and sprint where she earned some Flemish and Belgian titles.

An got the bobsleigh taste during a few selection tests and on advice of Elfje Willemsen she joined the team as a brakewomen in 2011. Later she followed the pilot training and since 2013-2014 she is fulltime as pilot.

Highlights:

Olympic Games  

12th place PyeongChang 2018


World Championship for Juniors

- 3rd place Altenberg 2015

World Cup

- 4th place in Whistler 2016, Altenberg 2017
- 6th place in Lake Placid 2016, Sigulda 2018
- 8th place in PyeongChang 2017, Winterberg 2018, Altenberg 2019

Brakewomen

Sara AERTS


Born January 25, 1984 from Retie
1m82 - 66kg
Sara started bobsledding in 2016. Before this she was active in athletics, in the disciplines heptathlon and 100m hurdles where she was for many years a Belgian topathlete. In 2012 she was qualified for the Olympic Games in London for the heptathlon.
After missing the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro due to a severe Achilles tendon injury, and at the request of Elfje Willemsen she joined the Belgian Bullets as a remover. 

Highlights:

Olympic Games:

11th place Pyeongchang 2018 - Pilot Elfje 

Worldcup  2018/2019 : Pilot An

8th BMW IBSF World Cup Königssee, Altenberg, Winterberg

6th BMW IBSF World Cup Sigulda

 

Brakewomen - Monobob Pilot

Loes HUBRECHT

Born: June 4, 1994 Roeselare
1m71 - 73kg
Loes Hubrecht started bobsledding in 2015. Before this she was and she is still active in athletics, where she mainly focused on the pole vault. Currently, Loes is a student of Human Movement Sciences at KU Leuven with a Master's degree in Research. She lives in Roeselare, but stays mainly in Leuven for her studies. Loes was added to the team as a brakewomen in 2015, after taking a few selection tests. In her first season she was active as a brakemover for An Vannieuwenhuyse where she was immediately given the opportunity to prove her as a brakewomen both in the World Cup and at the World Championships.

Loes started in season 2018/2019 the pilot training for the new discipline MONOBOB. 

Highlights :

Women's Monobob Event:

- 17th in Königssee 2018

Worldcup:

- 6th place Lake Placid 2016 (Pilot An)
- 7th place Park City 2016 (Pilot An)
- 4th place Whistler 2016 (Pilot An)