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Shelley Rudman to lead GB Olympic skeleton bob team

Rudman wins skeleton silver in 2006

Shelley Rudman will lead Britain's skeleton bobsleigh charge at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Rudman, silver medallist in Turin in 2006, will be joined by Amy Williams, with Kristan Bromley and Adam Pengilly.

"Team GB has a fantastic record in skeleton, and these names really do inspire anybody who loves Olympic sport," said chef de mission Andy Hunt.

"This is the biggest team we've sent to an Olympic Winter Games since 1992, and we are ready to take on the world!"

The selections take the total number of Team GB athletes to 52.

Rudman, who won a bronze medal at the Skeleton European Championships in Igls earlier this month, said: "I have very special memories of the Olympic Winter Games, and the silver medal I won in Turin four years ago was the greatest moment I've had in sport.


"But my appetite to succeed remains as strong as ever, and I'm going to Whistler hoping that it all comes together and that luck is on my side.

"My form this season has been good, and I've been a regular visitor to the podium. The challenge now is to maintain that momentum and focus it at exactly the right time."

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Pengilly said: "I just can't wait to get stuck in and hurtle down that track as fast as I possibly can."

Williams added: "I've worked hard for the last four years and now I can't wait to get going.

"I'm really looking forward to the opening ceremony and to being part of Team GB."

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Former sprinter in Winters squad
28 Jan 10 |  Vancouver 2010
Rudman clinches European bronze
22 Jan 10 |  Vancouver 2010
Rudman takes victory in St Moritz
16 Jan 10 |  Vancouver 2010
Rudman secures third in Germany
08 Jan 10 |  Vancouver 2010
Rudman hampered in gold medal bid
04 Jan 10 |  Vancouver 2010
Rudman down to second in rankings
11 Dec 09 |  Vancouver 2010
Rudman collects World Cup silver
20 Nov 09 |  Winter Sports
GB hopes for best Winter Olympics
10 Dec 09 |  Vancouver 2010
Rudman slides to World Cup gold
04 Dec 09 |  Skeleton
How Rudman slid to silver
17 Feb 06 |  Winter Sports

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