Place of birthGloucester

Height5' 10"

Jacob Salisbury joined the GB Skeleton Talent team in the summer of 2017 after coming through the programme's UK Sport backed recruitment campaign.

A graduate in Chemistry from the University of Bath, Jacob spent his first two years at the university 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 programme ahead of the 2017/18 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.

A hamstring injury prevented Jacob from making his international debut during the 2019/20 season but he is expected to compete for his country on that circuit in 2020/21.


  • 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