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Swift ready to grab his opportunity with both hands

Skeleton athlete David Swift insists he goes into this week’s opening Intercontinental Cup race in confident mood as the battle for a World Cup ...

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8 reasons to follow winter sport this season

As we continue to shine the spotlight on the wonderful world of winter sport, here are eight reasons to be keeping up with all things snow and i...

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Deas and Parsons join Yarnold on World Cup team

Laura Deas admitted she was still pinching herself after sealing a spot on British Skeleton’s World Cup team for the coming season.

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The Olympic Round Up: A Week in Review

The winter sport season is well and truly upon us with Elise Christie and Great Britain’s short track speed skaters getting their season underwa...

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Parsons and Deas set pace at World Cup selection races

Dom Parsons admitted he could be pleased with his progress as he came out quickest among the men’s team at British Skeleton’s World Cup squad se...

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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.