Do you know who Amy Williams is? Well she is the lovely British Skeleton Racer who will be fighting at Vancouver to win the gold. Keep reading to know her biography, plus don’t miss Amy William’s video below.
Amy Williams has come to conquer the podium at these 2010 Winter Olympics, she recently received some criticism about her helmet, but this won’t stop Amy from giving it her best at these Games. Will she be the one to win the gold? How do you think that will go?
This incredible Skeleton racer was born in Cambridge, Great Britain on September 29, 1982. Her parents are Ian (he is a professor in Chemistry at Bath U) and her mom Jan, she also has a brother Simon and her twin sister Ruth. She went to school at Hayesfield, Bath, then she went to Beechen Cliff and now has her degree in Sports Performance from Bath University.
Amy loves to swim, run track, rides horses and she adores art. In fact she went to Bath College to get an Art Foundation Course, her pieces have been exhibited and sold at Bath Museum.
At first her parents thought it was a crazy idea for Amy to get into skeleton, but still supported her due to Amy’s desire to compete at the Olympics some day. She choose skeleton because she is a great track runner and since Bath has a push track the path was pretty obvious.
She started training and by 2002 she joined the World Push Championships, she won the guest category and landed 2nd overall. Due to her amazing debut she received the offer to join the two week program at the Ice camp in Lillehammer in Norway; Amy accepted.
Ironically Amy didn’t like the sport at first, but decided to give it a try. That’s how in the 2002-03 season she won the 3rd place at the British Cup, 8th at the Europe Cup and 14th at the World Junior Championships.
During the 2003-2004 season she won 2nd at the Challenge Cup, 10th at the World Junior Championships and at the Europe Cup, 12th and 6th at the Americas Cup. The next couple of seasons she won 2nd place at the World Junior Championships, World Student Championships, British Selection races, Europe Cup and at the World Championships, she competed at the World Cup where she won 4th, 6th, 14th and 2nd place, closing that season with her 1st place at the British Selection Race.
In the 2009-2010 season she won 6th place at the World Cup in Park City, 4th at Lake Placid, 10th at Wintenberg, 12th at Kongissee, 4th at St. Moritz and 10th at Igls, Austria.
Now Skeleton is practically a new sport at the Olympics, did you know that it first started in 2002? England had won the bronze in 2002 and silver in 2006 at Turin, Italy. The only medal missing is the gold one. Do you think that perhaps this beautiful British Skeleton Racer will get the gold for England?
We will have to wait and see, but in the meantime you can take a look at some of Amy Williams’ video below.
Amy Williams Video