Jack
Thomas

Place of birthLiverpool

Age28
Height6'
Weight81.5kg

Jack Thomas featured in six of the eight races on the World Cup circuit in 2018/19 and has now represented his country at back-to-back World Championships.

He recorded an elite-level best of 14th in the World Cup in St Moritz in January 2019 and was 27th at the World Championships in Whistler in March. 

Jack won Europa Cup (EC) silver in Igls prior to the start of the 2018/19 World Cup season, having previously been on an international podium for Great Britain when winning EC gold in St Moritz in January 2015 and Intercontinental Cup bronze at the same track in January 2018.

He made his World Cup debut in February 2016 - finishing 20th in Konigssee - and was a consistent presence in World Cup competition in 2016/17 and for the first part of the 2017/18 season.

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

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