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Yarnold on course for maiden World crown at halfway stage

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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.