Place of birthRedhill

Height6' 0"

Matt Weston is the reigning Overall World Cup winner and the 2023 World and European Champion.

Matt became the first British man to win the Overall World Cup crown for 16 years when he claimed the eight-race title in March 2024, 12 months after finishing second to Germany's Olympic Champion, Christopher Grotheer.

Having become GB's first Skeleton World Champion for nine years and the first men's World Champ since 2015 when he won the global showpiece in St Moritz in January 2023 just a week after winning the European title in Altenberg, he joined Kristan Bromley, Shelley Rudman and Lizzy Yarnold as the only Brits to have won that stunning hat-trick of career golds.

Matt now has four World Championship medals to his name after adding individual and team silver with Tabby Stoecker in Winterberg in February 2024 to the individual gold and team silver he won with Laura Deas in Moritz the previous season. He also won European Championship silver behind team-mate Marcus Wyatt in Sigulda in February 2024 and had compiled 13 World Cup medals - including seven gold - by the end of the 2023/24 campaign.

Matt's meteoric rise to the highest level of international competition begun with a 15th-place finish in his debut race on the Europa Cup in Winterberg in December 2019, with a silver medal in Igls and bronze in Altenberg following just a month later. He stepped up to the World Cup circuit in St Moritz at the end of January 2020, won silver in Igls in December of that year and then gold at the same track in November 2021 for Great Britain's first men's World Cup win in almost 14 years. An Olympian just two years after making his World Cup debut, Matt finished 15th in Beijing in February 2022.

A keen all-round sportsman, Matt is another one of the current crop of British Skeleton athletes to have represented his country in another sport prior to joining the programme in the summer of 2017. Matt practiced taekwondo up until the age of 17 when a serious injury brought that particular sporting career to an end. He won international honours for England and picked up medals at numerous UK and foreign-based meets, including gold and silver in the European Cup in Slovakia in 2012 and silver and bronze in the World Cup in Brighton in 2014.

Matt also played rugby right up until he started the selection process for British Skeleton and had previously represented Kent and played for a Saracens Academy college (St Albans College), as well as his local team, Sevenoaks RFC.

His introduction to skeleton came via the Discover Your Gold talent identification scheme following a suggestion from his weightlifting coach, Chris Dear.


  • Nickname: Great bloke / legend
  • Most likely to be spotted: getting coffee and always eating
  • Least likely to be found: shopping for anything other than food
  • Me in three: finger gun god
  • Hero: Eddie Hall

  • Random fact: I can juggle and ride a unicycle at the same time
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I'd do anything but an office job

  • Career highlight: winning World Cup gold and representing Team GB at the Olympics