// Pewsey Vale, Wiltshire, UK
One of Britain's most successful skeleton athletes, Olympic silver medallist and 3x Winter Olympian. Also a former World Cup and European Champion
Pewsey Vale, Wiltshire, UK
3x Olympic Winter Medallist, Olympic Silver Medallist 2006. Three-time Winter Olympian. Bobsleigh World Champion 2013. Overall World Cup Champion 2012. European Champion 2009 & 2011. British No.1 2004 - 2012.
A specialist in the sport in which she rides head-first and lying down on a flat sled and one of Britain's most successful skeleton bobsleigh athletes, Shelley Rudman is probably most famous for winning a silver medal at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. However, previous to this Shelley was the British No.1 for nine years between 2004 and 2012 and to this day the country's most successful female skeleton athlete. Apart from her amazing performance at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, Shelley was the only medal winner for Great Britain. A three-time Olympian, she first entered the competitive scene in 2002, and by 2005 she was the World Student Games Champion. By 2009, Shelley became European Champion, repeating the feat in 2011, and in 2012 Shelley was the World Cup overall champion, winning a World Championship gold a year later. The only time that she has not be active competitively in recent years was when she took a year out during the 2007-2008 Skeleton World Cup season to have a baby girl. The very next season Shelley was winning the 2008-09 Skeleton World Cup event, followed by a silver in the same season at the World Cup in Germany.