Skeleton

Taking place on the same runs as the Bobsleigh and Luge, the Skeleton is an event where the competitor pushes their sled away from the start before they lie down on the sled facing forwards and use their bodyweight to steer the sled. Competitors can reach speeds of up to 130km/h.

Irish Skeleton has had a representative in four of the last five Winter Olympic Games:

Brendan Doyle, Irish Skeleton High-Performance Athlete and current contender for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Seán Greenwood, Irish Skeleton High-Performance Athlete who competed in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Patrick Shannon, Irish Skeleton High-Performance Athlete who competed in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada.

David Connolly, Irish Skeleton High-Performance Athlete who competed in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy

Clifton Wrottersley, Irish Skeleton High-Performance Athlete who competed in the reintroduction of Skeleton as an Olympic sport at the Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City in 2002.

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