Skeleton sliders Amy Williams and Adam Pengilly are the latest winners of the Team Bath Athlete of the Month awards, which are supported by the Fat Face store in Bath.
Amy and Adam both produced outstanding performances to win silver medals for Great Britain at the 2009 Skeleton World Championships in Lake Placid, USA.
Amy’s silver medal rounded off a terrific season for the University of Bath graduate, who also finished in the top-six in seven out of eight rounds of the 2008/9 World Cup series to finish fifth overall in the World Cup.
Her season also included a silver medal at the World Cup at Whistler – the track that will host the skeleton competitions at the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games in just under a year’s time.
The day after Amy had captured World Championship silver in Lake Placid, Adam raced to another silver medal. He was ninth going into the final run, but produced the fastest run of the competition to soar up the rankings to second.
It was an impressive performance by an athlete who dropped out of the World Cup squad due to a groin injury earlier in the season but then showed his mettle with strong performances on the Intercontinental Cup circuit to earn a place in the British World Championship team.
Ged Roddy, Director of Sport at the University of Bath, said: “Amy and Adam produced outstanding performances flying the flag for Great Britain at the 2009 Skeleton World Championships and are deserved winners of our Athlete of the Month awards.”
The pair both receive vouchers to spend in the Fat Face store in Green Street, Bath.
The University of Bath has one of the leading university sports departments in the UK. Under its Team Bath brand, its success is based on the expertise and dedication of staff, and its excellent facilities, used by the community and Olympic medal winners alike.
Members of the media who require further information can contact the Team Bath Press Office at Matchtight Ltd on (01225) 383518 or 01225 443998 or see the Team Bath website.
Posted: Monday 9th March 2009