Jacob
Salisbury

Place of birthGloucester

Age23
Height5' 10"
Weight84kg

Jacob joined the GB Skeleton Talent team in the summer of 2017 after coming through the latest round of UK Sport backed recruitment.

Currently studying Chemistry at the University of Bath, Jacob spent his first two years in Bath seeing the GB Skeleton team training in the gym and wondering how he could get involved. Having seen the Discover Your Gold talent ID campaign advertised nationally, he signed up hoping that he would be given the opportunity to try the sport and went on to secure his place on the team for the coming season.

A national level 100m breaststroke swimmer for Lydney, Gloucester and Coventry swimming clubs before making a change to water polo at university, Jacob also played rugby at youth level and more recently took up athletics at Coventry Godiva Harriers.

He has had an interest in skeleton since watching Amy Williams win Olympic gold in 2010 and has been loosely following the sport since then.

JACOB IN HIS OWN WORDS...

  • Nickname: N/A
  • Most likely to be spotted: in chemistry labs or in the gym
  • Least likely to be found: in the pub
  • Me in three: competitive, calm, quiet
  • Heroes: Muhammad Ali and Michael Phelps
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I'd be looking for a way to still be involved in sport in some capacity when I graduate