News Archive, Category: Skeleton

Stunning silver sees Brad Hall and Greg Cackett make World Cup history on memorable weekend for British Bobsleigh and Skeleton

20 January 2020

University of Bath-based Brad Hall and Greg Cackett made history as they recorded Great Britain’s best World Cup two-man bobsleigh result since records began by winning silver at Igls, Austria. “It’s an absolutely incredible feeling,” said driver Hall, who had finished fourth alongside Cackett in France the previous weekend. “If you had told us last week that we were going to finish in the top six two weeks in a row, let alone fourth and...

Brad Hall and Greg Cackett record Britain’s best 2-man bobsleigh result this millennium during impressive World Cup weekend

13 January 2020

It was a weekend to remember for the University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh squad as Brad Hall and Greg Cackett recorded the country’s best World Cup 2-man bobsleigh result this millennium. They missed out on a medal by just 18 hundredths of a second in La Plagne, France, as they finished fourth in just their second-ever 2-man race together. “It’s a little bit bittersweet after we finished second in the first heat but, if we’d...

Great Britain's Dom Parsons with his Olympic Winter Games bronze. He will be the official Olympic Day Run starter.

Olympic medallist Dom Parsons retires from skeleton after historic career while training and studying at University of Bath

28 December 2019

Dom Parsons, who won a historic Olympic skeleton medal while training and studying at the University of Bath, has announced his retirement from the sport. Parsons became the first British male skeleton athlete to win an Olympic medal in 70 years when he made the podium in PyeongChang in February 2018. The 32-year-old took a year away from sliding following his Olympic success to complete his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath...

Flying start to competitive skeleton career continues for Amelia Coltman as she wins Europa Cup gold in Germany

15 December 2019

Amelia Coltman’s dream start to her British Skeleton competitive career continued when she won Europa Cup gold in Konigssee, Germany on Saturday. The 23-year-old, who has been training at the University of Bath since joining the skeleton programme in 2017, went one better than the silver she won on her international debut in Winterberg last weekend. “To win my first race of my career in my second ever competition was unbelievable,” said Coltman, who finished...

Marcus Wyatt and Madelaine Smith slide to top-ten finishes at Skeleton World Cup event in New York

13 December 2019

Marcus Wyatt and University of Bath alumna Madelaine Smith both recorded top-ten finishes at the second IBSF Skeleton World Cup race of the 2019-20 season at Lake Placid in New York. Wyatt improved two spots on his finish at the same track in the World Cup season opener five days ago as he clocked an overall time of 1 minute 47.49 seconds to place eighth. Olympic bronze medallist Dom Parsons finished 17th in his second...

Top-ten finishes for Laura Deas and Marcus Wyatt as British Skeleton athletes start World Cup campaign at Lake Placid

08 December 2019

Marcus Wyatt and Laura Deas both recorded top-ten finishes as the University of Bath-based British Skeleton squad began the 2019-20 IBSF World Cup season in Lake Placid, New York this weekend. Olympic bronze-medallist Deas finished tenth overall after two runs in the women’s competition on Saturday, with Sports Performance graduate Maddy Smith 19th and Kim Murray 22nd. The following day saw Wyatt also place tenth in the men’s competition, three places ahead of Dom Parsons...

British Skeleton athletes were among the medallists at the Intercontinental Cup opener in Sochi in November 2019

Gold, silver and bronze medals at Intercontinental Cup in Sochi give British Skeleton a perfect push-start into new season

24 November 2019

The University of Bath-based British Skeleton team enjoyed a dream start to the 2019-20 season as Marcus Wyatt won Intercontinental Cup gold and silver in successive races in Sochi on Saturday and Sunday. Wyatt, who had chosen to race in the ICC opener in Russia after the start of the World Cup season was postponed by a week, missed out on gold in Race 1 by just four hundredths of a second to Germany’s Christopher Grotheer...

Great Britain's Dom Parsons with his Olympic Winter Games bronze. He will be the official Olympic Day Run starter.

Olympic medallist Dom Parsons returns to World Cup circuit in strong British Skeleton squad after completing doctorate

13 November 2019

University of Bath alumni Dom Parsons will return to international competition for the first time since winning a brilliant bronze at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games after being named in the British Skeleton squad for the 2019-20 World Cup season. Parsons, who sat out last season to complete his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, is joined in a strong squad by fellow Olympic medallist Laura Deas, Sports Performance graduate Madelaine Smith, Kim Murray, Marcus Wyatt...

From the ice to the boardroom – double Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold joins BBSA Board of Directors

01 November 2019

Double Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold says she is looking forward to helping "continue the sports' momentum" after being appointed to the Board of Directors of the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA). Yarnold became Team GB's most successful Winter Olympian while training with the BBSA at its University of Bath headquarters, winning women's skeleton gold at both the Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018 Games plus the World and European titles before calling time on her...

Natalie Dunman confirmed as Performance Director for British Skeleton through to Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games

04 September 2019

The British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA), based at the University of Bath, has appointed Natalie Dunman as Performance Director for Skeleton on a permanent basis. Dunman will lead the British Skeleton team for the duration of the current Olympic cycle as the team look to build upon their historic hat-trick of medals from PyeongChang in Beijing in 2022. Formerly Lead Talent Scientist at the English Institute of Sport, Dunman initially joined the BBSA on...

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