News Archive, Category: Athletes

Ed Smith

15 February 2016

Sport: Skeleton Biography: Ed was scouted through the UK Sport Talent Identification programme in 2008 - the same year as Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas - and first started competitive sliding the following year. For a full biography profile, visit

Donna Creighton

15 February 2016

Sport: Skeleton Date and place of birth: 20 September 1985, Portsmouth Biography: Donna joined the Talent ID scheme in 2004 and has since trained at the University of Bath alongside the rest of Team GB. For a full biography profile, visit

David Swift

15 February 2016

Sport: Skeleton Biography: Former international 100m and 60m sprinter David is a University of Bath graduate. At a BUSA event, he took interest in a skeleton flyer and soon attended trials which ended successfully and David never looked back. For a full biography profile, visit  

Lizzy Yarnold

02 January 2014

Sport: Skeleton Date and place of Birth: 31 October 1988, Maidstone, Kent Biography: Sledging since the age of 19, Lizzy has been hurtling down the track on her sled 'Mervyn' to great effect, securing first place in her first official race in 2010 and memorably winning Olympic gold at Sochi 2014. A former heptathlete, Lizzy made the transition to skeleton through the Girls4Gold talent identification scheme and has gone on to enjoy an outstanding career in the sport,...

Dominic Parsons

02 May 2013

Sport: Skeleton Date of Birth: 8 September 1987 University of Bath course of study: Mechanical Engineering PhD Biography: Dom combines study and sport at the University of Bath, with his PhD in Mechanical Engineering helping him design sleds that have consistently kept him in the world's top ten for the past few years. A former 400m runner, he was introduced to skeleton while studying at the University and made his debut in January 2008. He...

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