- Alex Coomber
Alexandra "Alex" Coomber (born Alexandra Hamilton on 28 December 1973) is British skeleton racer who competed in the late 1990s and early 2000s. She won the
bronze medalin the women's skelton event at the 2002 Winter Olympicsin Salt Lake Citywhile competing with a broken wrist, having broken it in training 10 days prior to her race.
Coomber, who married in 2000, holds many records for achievements in the field of skeleton, won the first British Championship she entered, and was unbeaten at all other British championships. She won the women's Skeleton World Cup title three years in a row (1999-2000, 2000-1, 2001-2), a record listed in the
Guinness Book of Records. Coomber is the only British athlete to have won three winter world cup series. During her career, she set track records at La Plagne, Lake Placid, and Nagano. She had been an Officer of the British Royal Air Force, and retired from competing in the skeleton in order to return to her previous profession.
Coomber also won a silver medal in the women's skeleton event at the 2001 FIBT World Championships in
* [http://www.olympics.org.uk/athleterecord.aspx?at=888 British Olympic Association profile]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/winterolympics2002/hi/english/luge_and_skeleton/newsid_1835000/1835111.stm Coomber's interview after winning the bronze medal in the women's skeleton event at the 2002 Winter Olympics for the BBC]
* [http://sports123.com/ske/wwc.html List of women's skeleton World Cup champions since 1997.]
* [http://sports123.com/ske/wo.html Women's skeleton Olympic medalists since 2002]
* [http://sports123.com/ske/ww.html Women's skeleton world championship medalists since 2000]
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