Amelia
Coltman

Place of birthMelton Mowbray

Age24
Height5' 6.5"
Weight72kg

Amelia Coltman enjoyed a brilliant beginning to her racing career as she was crowned the overall Europa Cup (EC) winner in her debut season.

Having finished second in her first ever international race in December, Amelia became the first Brit to take the EC title in their maiden season of competitive sliding after she collected five medals across seven races. She won two gold, two bronze and a silver to finish well clear at the top of the rankings despite the fact that the British team sat out the sixth race of the season in Sigulda. 

Britain’s most successful Winter Olympian, Lizzy Yarnold, won overall EC silver in her debut season in 2010/11 and Brogan Crowley won gold in 2017/18 two years into her international career but Coltman is the first to finish top of the standings in her very first season of competition.

She stepped up to the sport's second tier circuit, the Intercontinental Cup, at the end of January, finishing ninth and then seventh on her maiden visit to PyeongChang. 

Amelia joined the GB Skeleton Talent team in the summer of 2017 while a final year Sport and Exercise Science student at Sheffield Hallam University.

An all-round sportswoman, Amelia was a county high jump and long jump champion and a keen hockey player but her primary sporting focus prior to skeleton was racquet sports.

She won a national silver medal with her school badminton team and was a county doubles champion and national mixed doubles champion in tennis before successfully coming through the UK Sport talent identification campaign, Discover Your Gold, in 2016/17.

AMELIA IN HER OWN WORDS...

  • Nickname: Mills
  • Most likely to be spotted: in the gym or sleeping
  • Least likely to be found: swimming
  • Me in three: fun, determined, committed
  • Hero: Dame Kelly Holmes as her motto is 'always be the best you can be', which is what I strive to do
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I would use my Sport Science degree to become a physiologist for elite athletes. If I competed in a different sport, I'd do it in downhill skiing