One of Team GB’s most successful winter sports, skeleton sees competitors slide head-first down an ice track in a timed competition across four runs.
Unlike luge, skeleton athletes begin with a running start before lying face down on the sled as they negotiate the track, steering with their shoulders, knees and toes. Athletes can reach speeds of up to 80mph and experience G-force of up to 5g.
Skeleton returned to the Olympic Winter Games at Salt Lake City in 2002 and has been at every Games since. Team GB have won a medal at each of the Games since 2002, concluding with Lizzy Yarnold's Olympic title defence at PyeongChang 2018 where she was joined on the podium by teammate Laura Deas, who won bronze. Dom Parsons was Britain's first ever male skeleton medallist in South Korea, winning bronze in the men's event.