Alex
Corby

Place of birthLondon

Age22
Height6' 2"
Weight88kg

Alex joined the GB Skeleton Talent squad in the summer of 2017 having already represented his country in an entirely different sporting arena.

He previously spent 11 years in sailing, competing consistently at international level. He was the first sailor to win every open meeting on the national circuit in his class before securing a superb bronze medal at the World Championships in Australia in 2012 - an event that attracted over 300 competitors from 14 different countries. In 2014 Alex went on to win the National Junior Championship title in the International Solo Class.

A third year Economics student at the University of the West England in Bristol and competitive by nature, Alex also tried football, swimming and athletics before taking up skeleton via the UK Sport led Discover Your Gold initiative.

ALEX IN HIS OWN WORDS...

  • Nickname: Corbs
  • Most likely to be spotted: in the gym or out on the water practicing hard for a competition.  In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with friends
  • Least likely to be found: indoors watching TV
  • Me in three: focused, competitive, cheeky
  • Heroes: Michael McNamara, an incredible sportsman and a fantastic friend. He's won more National, European and World Sailing Championship titles than years he has been alive. How many other sportsmen or women can say that? I hope to one day be as successful in sport as Michael has been
  • If I wasn’t a slider: my first passion has been sailing so I guess I would be competing somewhere or training young and talented sailors as part of my position as an Royal Yachting Association Youth Racing Coach. I’m definitely not someone that likes to sit on the sidelines and watch others