Laurence
Bostock

Place of birthSutton Coldfield

Age20
Height5' 10"
Weight75kg

Laurence Bostock became the youngest ever British male to feature on the World Cup circuit when he competed in St Moritz at the end of January.

Laurence was only 20 years old when he placed 23rd at the home of sliding in Switzerland in what was just his second month of international racing.

He made his GB debut in December 2019 when he finished 21st on the Europa Cup circuit in Winterberg and he recorded a personal best of ninth in Igls the following month.

Laurence joined the GB Skeleton Talent team in the summer of 2017 while on the verge of completing his A Levels at the Anthony Gell School in Wirksworth, the same school that sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur previously attended.

Originally from Sutton Coldfield near Birmingham but having moved to mid Derbyshire at the age of four, Laurence was an all-round sportsman growing up. He played competitive club football and represented his county at both hockey and athletics.

Having always had a love of outdoor sports and developed a keen interest in skiing, his route into skeleton came via the UK Sport backed talent identification campaign, Discover Your Gold.

LAURENCE IN HIS OWN WORDS...

  • Nickname: I don't really have one but some of my football team-mates used to call me Electric Loz
  • Most likely to be spotted: doing anything sporty or active
  • Least likely to be found: reading a long book
  • Me in three: active, laid-back, hungry
  • Heroes: I wouldn’t say I really have a hero but I do admire successful athletes like Usain Bolt, Chris Hoy, Jessie Owens and Martins Dukurs

  • If I wasn’t a slider: I would be applying to study Product Design at university or maybe trying to join the Army or training to be an Outward Bound Instructor