Adam Pengilly

25 May 2011

Adam PengillySport/Event > Skeleton

Date and Place of Birth >
1977, Taunton, UK

Height > 178cm

Weight > 86kgs

Coached by >
Danny Holdcroft

Date Arrived at Team Bath >
Summer 2003

Occupation >
Sports Administrator:
IOC Member
LOCOG Board member
BOA Board member


Adam has represented Great Britain in skeleton at two Olympic Winter Games, finishing eighth at Turin in 2006 and 18th at Vancouver four years later.

At Vancouver in February 2010 he also stood for election to the Athletes’s Commision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), topping the ballot among the nine candidates to secure one of the two places on the commission.

In August 2011 he was appointed to serve on the IOC Coordination Commission of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea.

Adam was a keen athlete at school, where he competed in the decathlon and was ranked in the top 10 for English schools.

He competed in bobsleigh for five years and was assistant coach to the GB women’s bobsleigh team at the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

He won the skeleton silver medal at the 2005 World University Winter Games, but the best result of his career saw him take silver at the World Championships in Lake Placid, the USA, in 2009. He also won bronze at the 2007 European Championships.

Adam has a Sport and Exercise Science degree from the University of Birmingham.

Headline Result >
Silver – Skeleton – Bauhaus Skeleton World Championships, Lake Placid, USA – February 2009

British Skeleton Athlete Profile >

Adam Pengilly

Profile Photo sourced from BBSKA website.

Adam Pengilly with Sled: photo by University of Bath.

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