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Yarnold leads British skeleton team for Norway training camp

Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold heads up an 11-strong British Skeleton team who will return to the ice for the first time since Sochi 2014 for pr...

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Yarnold intent on chasing place in Olympic record books

Lizzy Yarnold insists she has plenty more to achieve on the ice, including making history as the first person ever to defend an Olympic skeleton...

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Yarnold fully focused on forthcoming skeleton season

Memories of her Olympic skeleton success will always burn bright for Lizzy Yarnold but she insists her attention is now switched firmly to the f...

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Countdown to Rio: Summer sports week in review

Sir Bradley Wiggins admitted completing an historic treble at his last Road World Championships had been the ideal way to end a difficult season...

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Rudman to miss skeleton season after announcing pregnancy

Reigning skeleton world champion Shelley Rudman will not defend her title next year after announcing she is pregnant with her second child.

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Medal Record

Salt Lake City 2002
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 1 Bronze

Biography

Alex Coomber won a bronze medal in the women's skeleton at her debut Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, 2002.

Coomber had to cope with heavy snow and undesirable weather conditions, but despite this, posted a time of 52.48 secs which left her in the third place after the first run. She maintained this position for the rest of the competition, securing the bronze medal.

Coomber, a former officer in the RAF, took up sliding in 1997, with her breakthrough event coming with a victory at the 2000 Goodwill Games. On top of this, she won the World Cup series three times, and a silver medal at the 2001 World Championships in Canada.

An academic as well as an athlete, Coomber graduated from Oxford University with a degree in geography.