Press conference: Amy Williams

From UK Sport

WHO: Amy Williams, Olympic Champion, Bob Skeleton
Andreas Schmid, Performance Director, British Skeleton
Dr Scott Drawer, Head of Research and Innovation, UK Sport

WHEN: Thursday 4 March at 10:30 for briefing, 11:30 for photo-call with Amy Williams

WHERE: Boardroom, Sports Training Village, University of Bath

WHAT: Amy Williams’ Olympic gold medal in Vancouver was a triumph for British Skeleton and the product of an exceptionally talented athlete combined with a world class support team. But it was also a triumph for British innovation. UK Sport and British Skeleton invite you to a media briefing along with their Innovation Partners BAE Systems and the University of Southampton, where some of the secrets of Amy Williams’ success, from a number of ‘world firsts’ in sled design to cutting edge training and preparation methods, will be revealed.

To confirm your attendance please contact:

Jessica Whitehorn: 0207 211 5174 / 07747 562 532 or

Calum Gillies: 0207 211 5106 / 07748 111 331 or

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