Youth Olympic Champion Ashleigh Pittaway makes it on to British World Cup team for the first time
Lillehammer (RWH): Skeleton athlete Ashleigh Pittaway, the 2016 Youth Olympic Champion, is about to face her first ever World Cup season. According to a report by the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association, the 17-year-old became the youngest athlete to be selected for the UK’s six-strong team for the 2017/2018 BMW IBSF World Cup following the selection races in Lillehammer.
For the women’s event, she is joined by Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold and the athlete who finished sixth in last season’s overall World Cup, Laura Deas. The men’s team is made up of Dom Parsons, Jeremy Rice and Jack Thomas.
Ashleigh Pittaway’s debut in the BMW IBSF World Cup comes not long after her victory at the Youth Winter Olympics. At the 2016 World Cup final in Königssee, she finished 15th, making her the best female British athlete that day. ©RWH2017
Photo: RWH - Ashleigh Pittaway (middle) after winning 2016 YOG gold in Lillehammer
29 Jul 2022
British federation BBSA recruits Bobsleigh Head Coach – closing date for applications on August 6
19 Mar 2021
British Skeleton on the lookout for female sports talents on the road to 2026 Winter Olympics
2 Mar 2021
Olympic Skeleton bronze medallist Laura Deas joins British Athletes Commission as ambassador
3 Feb 2019
Defending champion Anna Fernstädt with Junior World Championship title for Czech Republic this time