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Pilot

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 - 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.