Lucas Mata

Pilot Heath Spence, Gareth Nichols, Duncan Harvey and Lucas Mata of Australia team 1 make a run during the Men's Four-Man Bobsleigh at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Athlete Biography

Lucas Mata made his Olympic debut in Sochi as a brakeman for Heath Spence in the men's 4-Man Bobsleigh crew. Alongside Spence, Duncan Harvey and Gareth Nichols, he finished 22nd.

A former sprinter at state level, Lucas Mata was targeted for the Bobsleigh team by athletes Spence and Duncan Pugh. The physical education teacher became a regular competitor in the men's 4-Man team during the 2013/14 season with his best result being a podium finish at the Lake Placid North America's Cup. The 4-Man team finished second and fourth in the races held during this event. The crew also picked up a bronze medal at the North America's Cup in Lake Placid in December, 2013.