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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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Rudman wants a holiday before committing to Pyeongchang

Shelley Rudman has refused to confirm or deny whether she is a plotting a fourth Olympic skeleton campaign in four years time.

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Dominant Yarnold takes Olympic gold by nearly a second

Lizzy Yarnold showed no signs of pressure as she claimed Olympic women's skeleton gold to double Great Britain's medal tally in Sochi.

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Rudman looks to move up the standings on tricky Sochi track

Shelley Rudman admitted she is finally starting to master the Olympic skeleton track - but admits it could be all too late.

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Yarnold claims solid lead in Olympic skeleton

Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold will take a lead of nearly half a second into the decisive runs of the women's skeleton at the Winter Olympics in ...

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Medal Record

Turin 2006
  • 0 Gold
  • 1 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Vancouver
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Sochi 2014
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

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Shelley Rudman represented Team GB in her second Olympic Winter Games at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, where she finished sixth in the women's skeleton.

As Britain's only medallist at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin (silver), Rudman carried the Union Flag for Team GB at the Vancouver Opening Ceremony.

In between the 2 Olympic Games Rudmanhad daughter Ella-Marie - with fiancé and fellow Team GB skeleton athlete Kristan Bromley.

Rudman has had a consistent 2013/14 season. She is currently the 3rd ranked athlete in the World and claimed a podium finish with bronze in St Moritz.  One of her favourite tracks, Rudman won the World Championships there in 2013. 

Other highlights of her glittering career in the sport include becoming two time European Champion and the overall World Cup Champion in 2011/2012 after 4 podium finishes – and coming second in the overall rankings in 2008/2009 and 2009/2010. 

Rudman also posted a record breaking 6 podium finishes in the 2010/2011 season – matching at the time the season best from Alex Coomber, GB’s skeleton bronze medallist from Salt Lake City 2002.