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Photo: The BBSA - thebbsa.co.uk
Bath (RWH) Skeleton athlete Dominic Parsons from Great Britain, Olympic Bronze medallist, will take a season away from competition in the 2018-2019 winter competition to complete his PhD at the University of Bath. The British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation BBSA announced this at thebbsa.co.uk.

Dom Parsons became Great Britain's first male Olympic skeleton medalist for 70 years when he finished third at the PyeongChang Winter Games in February. The 30-year-old, who made his international debut back in 2008, will continue to train with the team in Bath combine gym and push start training with his doctorate in mechanical engineering. He plans to complete his degree by next summer, before returning to competition for the 2019/20 sliding season.

"Dom remains very much part of the team and he still has a real passion to go to the next Olympics in Beijing 2022 and to improve on his brilliant Bronze medal from this year's Games“, said British Skeleton's Head of Performance, Danny Holdcroft. „We are confident he can do both those things once he has completed his studies.“ ©RWH2018

Photo: The BBSA - thebbsa.co.uk

http://www.thebbsa.co.uk/2016/parsons-to-finish-doctorate-before-focussing-on-beijing-2022-olympics/

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