News Archive, Category: Skeleton

British Skeleton men eager to gain more experience on international stage after getting World Championships call for Altenberg

22 February 2020

Debutants Matt Weston and Craig Thompson will join Marcus Wyatt in representing British Skeleton at the 2020 IBSF World Championships in Altenberg, Germany, later this week. The trio train at the University of Bath, which is proud to be home to the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA), with skeleton and bobsleigh athletes training on the UK’s only push-start track as well as in the high-performance gym and indoor athletics facilities. Wyatt heads to Germany...

Top-ten finishes on World Cup circuit give British Bobsleigh & Skeleton athletes a boost ahead of World Championships

17 February 2020

Bobsleigh driver Brad Hall and skeleton athlete Marcus Wyatt both secured impressive eighth-placed finishes overall on the IBSF World Cup circuit during another good weekend for University of Bath-based winter sport athletes. Hall goes into next weekend’s World Championships in Altenberg, Germany, having beaten his previous best world ranking of 12th in 2017-18 after an excellent season in the two-man bobsleigh which included a stunning silver in Igls in January. He was joined by Greg...

“Amazing feeling” as rising British Skeleton star Amelia Coltman caps dream debut season with Europa Cup crown

25 January 2020

University of Bath-based Amelia Coltman became the first Brit to win the overall Europa Cup title in her first season of competitive sliding as her dream start to her skeleton career continued on Saturday. Coltman – who is well known to young school pupils visiting the Sports Training Village thanks to her work with Team Bath Tribe – backed up her bronze medal in Friday’s race in Altenberg, Germany, with fourth place on Saturday to...

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...

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