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Alex Coomber

Full name: Alexandrea Andrea "Alex" Coomber (Hamilton-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-3.5 (162 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: December 28, 1973 in Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
Affiliations: TeamBath, Bath (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Skeleton

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Alex Coomber's career in sport began in track and field athletics. She represented London and the South-East in the national schools indoor championship and both ran and played rugby at Oxford University.

Coomber joined the Royal Air Force after graduating and it was there she began sliding in 1997. An immediate success at the sport she won at her first attempt at the British Championships and would win a hat-trick of Skeleton World Cup titles in 2000, 2001 and 2002, the first whilst competing under her maiden name of Hamilton. She was one of the favourites for the inaugural women's Olympic skeleton title but was hampered by a training crash and it was revealed after the final run that she had competed whilst suffering from a broken wrist. Coomber, who also won a silver medal at the 2001 World Championships, retired from competition after the Games and returned to pursue her career in the military.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Skeleton Women's Skeleton Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Women's Skeleton

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 IT2 IR2 IT3 IR3 IT4 IR4 IT5 IR5 ST1 SR1 ST2 SR2 ST3 SR3 ST4 SR4 ST5 SR5
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Skeleton Great Britain GBR Final Standings 3 1:45.37
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Skeleton Great Britain GBR Run 1 3 52.48 5.14 2 20.75 3 30.35 1 40.52 3 46.53 3 15.61 4 9.60 4 10.17 =3 6.01 5 5.95 4
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Skeleton Great Britain GBR Run 2 3 52.89 5.19 5 20.77 5 30.38 4 40.67 16 46.79 3 15.58 4 9.61 =2 10.29 =4 6.12 6 6.10 4
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