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07 July 2017
Briton Donna Creighton switches to bobsleigh
Bath (RWH) Former skeleton athlete Donna Creighton from Great Britain swaps one icetrack sports for another. As the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) announced, the 31-years-old, who announced to leave the skeleton programme in April, now starts from scratch by learning to pilot a bobsleigh.
Donna Creighton joined skeleton sport in 2004 from a track and field background. She was a reserve athlete at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and won the 2015 Overall Intercontinental Cup. Donna Creighton competed at five World Championships between 2009 and 2017, with her best result coming in 2011 when she placed 13th in Königssee. Her best finish in Skeleton World Cup was fourth (2010 in Whistler, 2011 in Cesana and 2012 in Lake Placid, respectively). Donna Creighton raced more than 100 times for Great Britain.
“I’ve always had an interest in bobsleigh and I didn’t need much time to sign up for what I know is a big, big challenge,” said Donna Creighton in the BBSA press release. "I’m all for grasping hold of opportunities and making the most of them and, if I hadn’t given this a go, I think I would have been questioning myself a few years down the line. I still have that urge to continue representing the country to try and fulfill that Olympic dream, as that’s what’s missing from my skeleton CV.“ ©RWH2017
Photo: Charlie Booker
19 Apr 2017
British skeleton slider Donna Creighton ends her career
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