Alex Coomber

06 May 2011

Sport/Event > Bob skeleton

Date of Birth > 1973

Biography >
Alex was the winner of the bronze medal for the bob skeleton in the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics. She won the medal whilst competing with a broken wrist, having broken it in training 10 days prior to her race.

She holds many records for achievements in the field of skeleton, won the first British Championship she entered, and was unbeaten at all other British championships. Alex won the World Cup series three years in a row, a record listed in the Guinness Book of Records. She is the only British athlete to have won one (and then three) winter world cup series. World (track) records at La Plagne, Lake Placid,and Nagano.

She had been an Officer of the British Royal Air Force, and retired from competing in the skeleton in order to return to her previous profession.

Competitive Records >
World Cup champion for 3 years
Gold medalist of the 2000 Goodwill games in Lake Placid, NY
Silver medalist at the 2001 World Championships in Calgary
Bronze medalist at the 2002 Winter Olympics at Salt Lake City

Biographed and photo sourced from BBC Sport website and

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