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Corie Mapp becomes first Briton to win European Para-bobsleigh title

The 41-year-old former soldier, who lost both of his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2010, won back-to-back races in the latest leg of the World Cup series in Oberhof, Germany, on Friday and Saturday.

The second race of the weekend also doubled as the European Championship.

“I feel extremely proud to represent the country in my small way and even more proud to be European champion,”

Mapp’s two victories maintained a superb start to the 2019-20 World Cup season, after he claimed first- and second-place finishes in the opening two races in Lillehammer, Norway, the previous weekend.

“This week was a fantastic week. It was the culmination of an amazing year of sliding and a great start to the season so far”

“It’s always amazing to have your anthem played in your honour. Now it’s home for a break to reflect and recharge to come back for successful second half of the season.”

The World Cup season resumes with two more races in St Moritz, Switzerland, on 24-25 January, and concludes with double-headers in Lake Placid and Park City in the United States in February.