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What is Skeleton?

Skeleton is a winter sliding sport in which a person rides a small sled, known as a skeleton bobsled, down a frozen track while lying face down and head-first. Great Britain and Kent has a great tradition of success in this sport. Lizzy Yarnold from Sevenoaks became Britain’s most successful winter Olympian in 2018 after winning her second Olympic Gold medal in South Korea. Four years earlier she won Gold in Sochi.

Skeleton was first in the Winter Olympic Games in 1928 but was absent from the games for a long time before being reintroduced in 2002.

British Skeleton is based in Bath and has an outdoor push track from training without ice. During the winter Skeleton athletes travel around the world competing and gaining experience on the ice.

Anyone wanting to try this amazing sport can take part in a taster session in Bath during the summer months.


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