Amelia
Coltman

Place of birthMelton Mowbray

Age26
Height5' 6.5"
Weight69kg

Amelia Coltman enjoyed a brilliant beginning to her racing career as she was crowned the overall Europa Cup (EC) winner in her debut season.

Having finished second in her first ever international race in December 2019, Amelia became the first Brit to take the EC title in their maiden season of competitive sliding after she collected five medals across seven races. She won two gold, two bronze and a silver to finish well clear at the top of the rankings despite the fact that the British team sat out the sixth race of the season in Sigulda. 

Britain’s most successful Winter Olympian, Lizzy Yarnold, won overall EC silver in her debut season in 2010/11 and Brogan Crowley won gold in 2017/18 two years into her international career but Coltman was the first to finish top of the standings in her very first season of competition.

She stepped up to the sport's second tier circuit, the Intercontinental Cup, at the end of January 2020, finishing ninth and then seventh on her maiden visit to PyeongChang. 

Amelia made her World Cup debut in November 2020 when she finished 14th in Sigulda but she struggled with injury during parts of both the 2020/21 and 21/22 seasons. She competed 10 times on the ICC and NAC circuits in the first part of last season but didn't race after Christmas and has since undergone surgery on her toe.

Amelia joined the GB Skeleton Talent team in the summer of 2017 while a final year Sport and Exercise Science student at Sheffield Hallam University.

An all-round sportswoman, Amelia was a county high jump and long jump champion and a keen hockey player but her primary sporting focus prior to skeleton was racquet sports.

She won a national silver medal with her school badminton team and was a county doubles champion and national mixed doubles champion in tennis before successfully coming through the UK Sport talent identification campaign, Discover Your Gold, in 2016/17.

AMELIA IN HER OWN WORDS...

  • Nickname: Mills
  • Most likely to be spotted: reading
  • Least likely to be found: in a really hot country (I burn too easily)
  • Me in three: committed, disciplined, perfectionist
  • Hero: Dame Kelly Holmes as her motto is 'always be the best you can be', which is what I strive to do
  • Random fact: I was a ball girl at the ATP World Tour Finals at the 02 Arena in London for Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray & Novak Djokovic

  • If I wasn’t a slider: I would travel the world or work in A&E

  • Career highlight: becoming the first Brit to win the overall Europa Cup title in the first season of competition and hearing the national anthem played for me for the first time