Dom
Parsons

Place of birthLondon

Age30
Height6' 1"
Weight90kg

Dom Parsons became the first British male skeleton athlete to win an Olympic medal in 70 years when he made the podium in PyeongChang in 2018.

Dom won Olympic Bronze after a superb showing in South Korea for his first-major medal since 2013. 

He finished fifth in both the 2014/15 and 2015/16 overall World Cup standings and was 10th and 12th in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 rankings respectively.

He placed eighth at his fourth World Championships in Konigssee in February 2017 and was inside the top 10 in five of that season's eight World Cup races.

Dom was 10th in the 2016 World Championships, seventh in 2015 and 10th at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. He just missed out on a podium place at the World Junior Championships in 2010 but has since claimed World Cup Bronze at Calgary in 2013.

A former 400m runner at the University of Bath, Dom was introduced to the sport by then GB Skeleton athlete Adam Pengilly and made his Europa Cup debut in January 2008.

DOM IN HIS OWN WORDS...

  • Nickname: The Wizard
  • Most likely to be spotted: in my office at the Mechnical Engineering department: I started a PHD at the University of Bath in 2013. It’s a good way of continuing my education while I’m competing in skeleton
  • Least likely to be found: doing anything involving endurance or long distances. No long runs or long cycles for me
  • Me in three: pedantic, loyal, facetious
  • Hero: Ayrton Senna. I didn’t know much about him until after he’d died but I’m into Formula One now and I’ve seen a lot of archive footage. His skill, his passion and is competitive spirit stand out
  • If you weren’t a slider what would you be doing? I'd love to be an F1 driver
  • Career highlights: It would have to be the Olympics. The bigger the competition, and the more pressure there is attached to it, the more I enjoy competing. The Olympics is the pinnacle of the sport and I’d been focused on achieving that goal for a long time