News Archive, Category: Skeleton

Matt Weston ends 14-year British wait for men’s skeleton World Cup gold after sharing three-way tie for top spot in remarkable race

26 November 2021

Matt Weston won World Cup skeleton gold in Igls on Friday morning for the country’s first men’s top tier win for nearly 14 years. Weston, who trains with the University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association, shared gold with China’s Wenqiang Geng and Germany’s Christian Grotheer after a remarkable race in Austria. The 24-year-old had only eight World Cup appearances to his name prior to today’s competition but he produced a stunning two-run performance...

Skeleton medallist Laura Deas happy to help aspiring Olympic debutants as she and Brogan Crowley start Beijing qualification campaign

16 November 2021

PyeongChang medallist Laura Deas and aspiring Olympic debutant Brogan Crowley are going into the new IBSF Skeleton World Cup season with different levels of experience but the same goal – qualifying for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games. Deas, who won bronze in South Korea three years ago, is the only member of the University of Bath-based GB skeleton squad to have previously competed at the Games and is sharing her knowledge of what to expect...

Three Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic places is the goal for in-form GB men’s skeleton squad as crunch IBSF World Cup campaign begins

15 November 2021

The University of Bath-based GB men’s skeleton squad are heading into the Olympic season with the goal of all three qualifying to compete at the Beijing 2022 Winter Games in February. Craig Thompson, Matt Weston and Marcus Wyatt all won medals on the IBSF World Cup circuit during a highly-encouraging 2020-21 season and say they are confident of building on those experiences during the biggest campaign of their careers so far. Just two countries can...

Israeli skeleton athlete Georgie Cohen chasing Olympic history for country and family after productive summer of training at Team Bath

10 November 2021

After a busy and productive summer of training at Team Bath, Israeli skeleton athlete Georgie Cohen is going into the Beijing 2022 season chasing both history for her country and fulfilment for her family’s Olympic legacy. Cohen, who had full-time athlete access to the UK’s only outdoor push-track and other high-performance facilities at the Sports Training Village during the summer with the Israeli Bobsled & Skeleton Team's support, is bidding to become the first female...

100 days to Beijing 2022 and British Bobsleigh & Skeleton athletes experience winning silver medal on Olympic track during test event

25 October 2021

University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association athletes Marcus Wyatt, Brad Hall and Greg Cackett enjoyed dream starts to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games season as they won silver at the test event in China today. Skeleton racer Wyatt secured second spot behind Germany’s Alexander Gassner on his very first taste of the Olympic track, clocking a combined time of 2:03.65mins in a strong field that featured all of the major contenders for...

“Go for it!” Double Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold encouraging young women to follow in her footsteps and go for gold

25 March 2021

Double Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold is backing the search for Britain’s next female superstar in the exhilarating sport of skeleton. British Skeleton, who are based at the University of Bath, last week announced their latest talent identification campaign specifically seeking females aged 17-25 who have the potential to win Olympic gold in Milan Cortina in 2026. Yarnold won Olympic Games gold in 2014 and 2018 to become the country’s most decorated Winter Olympian and she’s...

Do you have what it takes to win skeleton gold at the Winter Olympic Games? New talent ID campaign launched to find next female star

20 March 2021

British Skeleton have begun their search for the next Amy Williams or Lizzy Yarnold, with females aged 17-25 encouraged to try out for a new talent identification campaign taking place at the University of Bath this spring and summer. Project Milano: Girls4Gold is targeted at athletic, ambitious young sportswomen who believe they have the drive and ability to win the Olympic title at the 2026 Winter Games in Italy. British Skeleton has an outstanding record...

Winter Olympic medallist Laura Deas to help champion GB’s elite athletes as 2021 Athlete Ambassador for British Athletes Commission

02 March 2021

University of Bath-based Olympic skeleton medallist Laura Deas has been named as one of three British Athletes Commission (BAC) Athletes Ambassadors for 2021. Deas, who trains with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, will work alongside track and field athletes Hannah Cockroft and Adam Gemili to help the organisation ensure that the voice of GB's elite athletes is constantly championed. “I’m really excited and honoured to take...

Family is the focus as University of Bath-based Olympian Jerry Rice retires from skeleton after successful eight-year career

18 February 2021

Olympian Jerry Rice has announced his retirement from skeleton after more than eight years with the University of Bath-based British team. Rice, who was the second longest serving member of the squad behind Olympic bronze medalist Laura Deas, finished 10th at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games as he saved arguably his best top-tier performance for the biggest stage of all. The 30-year-old raced 79 times for his country and competed at two World Championships,...

GB narrowly miss out on team medals as British Bobsleigh & Skeleton athletes conclude 2020-21 season at IBSF World Championships

16 February 2021

Laura Deas and Matt Weston narrowly missed out on a medal when University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association athletes finished their season at the 2021 IBSF World Championships in Altenberg, Germany. The GB duo repeated their fourth-placed finish from the previous year in the team event, with Deas coming down fifth fastest of the women of 58.99 seconds and Weston recording the third quickest time of the men in 56.99 for a combined...

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