Born in Maidenhead, Penny Coomes attended Wessex Primary School and Cox Green Secondary and took up skating at the Slough Ice Arena aged eight.
Coomes teamed up with Nicholas Buckland in 2005 having met him at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham and triumphed at the 2008 British Junior Championships, despite having a broken foot.
The pair competed at both the 2010 and 2014 Olympic Winter Games, where they finished 20th and 10th in the standings respectively.
Coomes also won a bronze medal with Buckland at the 2014 European Championships in Budapest, adding to several other international medals that she has won throughout her career.
Having won the 2017 Nebelhorn Trophy, Coomes and Buckland were selected for a third Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.