Jack
Thomas

Place of birthLiverpool

Age28
Height6'
Weight81.5kg

Jack Thomas was a regular on the World Cup circuit in 2016/17 and for the first part of the 2017/18 season, having made his World Cup debut in February 2016.

His first appearance at a World Championships saw Jack come 16th in Konigssee in February 2017 after he clocked the ninth fastest time on his fourth and final run.

Jack finished 20th on his first World Cup showing and placed in the top 20 on all bar two of his eight races in 2016/17. He ended that campaign 18th in the World Cup rankings, with his best result a 15th-place finish in Altenberg in January. He raced four times on the World Cup circuit last season, finishing a season high 19th in Whistler. Jack also competed four times on the Intercontinental Cup in 2017/18, winning a bronze medal in St Moritz in January 2018.

He joined the GB Skeleton set up through the Power2Podium programme in 2011 after seeing the scheme advertised on social media and having previously worked as a plumber.

Prior to switching to skeleton, Jack’s sporting focus had been on track and field. He won numerous County Championship titles and narrowly missed out on the final of the English Schools.

JACK IN HIS OWN WORDS...

  • Nickname: JT
  • Most likely to be spotted: feeding on some high quality gains
  • Least likely to be found: in the library
  • Me in three: quitters never win
  • Hero: my dad because he's not a drug cheat like all my previous sporting heroes! He was my coach before skeleton and has taught me a lot. He always said to give things a go because you never know what you might shine in. I wish I had listened to him more when I was a teenager because he's a bit of a coaching genius
  • Random fact about yourself: I could walk before I could crawl
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I'd probably still be involved in sport in some way. That would be more than likely be in the coaching side of things. I’d also be a bit of a weekend millionaire as well