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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 - 77kg
Loes is a brake girl since 2015. When she started bobsledding, she was active in athletics, mainly pole vault, but she was also a gymnast and swimmer before. At the Universiade of 2019 she made part of the Belgian rugby Sevens team in Napoli. In her first season of bobsledding, she was a brake girl for An Vannieuwnhuyse with who she achieved some great results at Europa Cups, World Cups and the World Championships of 2015. In 2018 she started her own pilot career in a monobob and in 2019 she will start her training as a 2mans pilot. 

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)

 

Brakewomen - Pilot Monobob

Dora DE HASELEER

Born: February 14, 2000 in Heikruis

1m64 – 63kg

Student Human Movement Sciens at KU Leuven.
Mainly stay in Leuven trough the week for studies and lives in Heikruis.
Selected for the team after a few tests in April 2019.
Grew up in the athletics world and focused on the sprint 60-100-200m.
Very excited and motivated to be a brakewomen coming season.

Brakewomen - Pilot Monobob

Kelly Van Petegem

Born in Wetteren on December 3, 1999. I now live in Merelbeke.
1m69 large and 76kg
Student at the Ghent High School. Working on my 3rd year bachelor, biomedical laboratory technology. At the age of 6 I started athletics until the age of 18. I have done 7-camp for a long period, but in the last 3 years I specialzized myself  to shot put and javelin throwing. In both the all-around camp and the shot put and javelin, I have become provincial, Flemish and Belgian champions on several occasions. In the summer of 2018 I participated in selection tests to get into the Belgium Bobsleigh team. I now have 1 year of experience as a break woman. I have also been allowed to pilot in the monobob for 2 weeks.