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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 www.thebbsa.co.uk/the-team/directory/ed-smith

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 www.thebbsa.co.uk/the-team/directory/donna-creighton

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 www.thebbsa.co.uk/the-team/directory/david-swift  

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 winning Olympic gold in 2014. Lizzy began competing for TeamGB thanks to the Girls4Gold scheme and has risen to become one of the top competitors in the sport. Lizzy, who is part of...

Dominic Parsons

02 May 2013

Sport: Skeleton Date of Birth: 8 September 1987 University of Bath course of study: Mechanical Engineering Biography: Dom began studying for a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath, where he bases his skeleton training, in 2013. He previously benefited from a Santander Sports Scholarship from the University. For a full biography profile, visit www.thebbsa.co.uk/the-team/directory/dom-parsons  

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