Great Britain Skeleton is taking it’s biggest team ever to the World Championships in Lake Placid, New York this coming week.
After a highly successful season which has seen the athletes claim 37 medals so far and the overall Womens World Cup and Intercontinental Cup titles, the FIBT announced that Great Britain has qualified 6 athletes for the Championships plus the current World Junior Champion.
The squad includes Olympic Gold and Silver Medallists, Amy Williams and Shelley Rudman, along with former World Champion Kristan Bromley and World Championships Silver medallists Adam Pengilly. Completing the line up are World Junior Champion Lizzy Yarnold, Intercontinental Champion, Rose McGrandle, and Overall Intercontinental Bronze Medallist Ed Smith.
A highly delighted Performance Director, Nigel Laughton said "it’s been a great season for all our athletes and to qualify so many athletes for the World Championships is testament to the strength of our programme in Great Britain and of the athletes" "It’s a strong team and one I am very proud to be taking to the World Championships"
The races take place in Lake Placid, home to the 1980 Olympic Games between 23 and 25th February.
Full Squad Men Kristan Bromley Adam Pengilly Ed Smith
Women Shelley Rudman Amy Williams Lizzy Yarnold Rose McGrandle