Erin Stewart, Emma Leverty, Amina Selimovic, Kerrigan White
Medals Won In Skeleton
Medal Count: 2014 Sochi winter Olympics
Russia- 1 gold, 0 silver, 1 bronze
Great Britain- 1 gold. 0 silver, 0 bronze
United states- 0 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronzeLativa - 0 gold, 1 silver, 0 broze
2.Skeleton made its Olympic return in 2002 after a 54-year absence. Like luge, the sport involves racing a sled down an icy track. Unlike luge, skeleton sleds are ridden face first.
3. The sport got its name after its first participant crashed horribly and all that was recovered was his skeleton. Just kidding! Here's the real story: the sport was named when someone commented that a new metal sled, first used in 1892, resembled a skeleton.
4. The sport's first organized competition took place in the late 1800s in the Swiss village of St. Moritz. Riders raced down the frozen road from St. Moritz to Celerina on simple sleds, and the winner received a bottle of champagne.
5. It was at the 1928 St. Moritz Winter Games that skeleton made its Olympic debut. But the sport would not reappear until the 1948 Winter Games, which were also held in St. Moritz. Then—just as suddenly—skeleton went back in the closet again until its 2002 reemergence.
Brakes: There are no brakes, attempts to slow down result in disqualification, runners can only slow down once their run ends
Bumpers: Front and rear bumpers absorb shocks, and protect the from the wall
Frame: Early frames bore a vague resemblance to a skeleton, which is how he sport acquired it’s name
Gloves: they are usually made of leather, and worn for protection
Handles: Handles are used for the start push and during the race, they must be covered in soft material
Helmet: All competitors must wear a helmet, which are hard plastic, and equipped with a visor, and chin guard
Racing suit: The racing suit is a tight-fitting bodysuit made of elastic fabric, sometimes it has padding sewn in the elbow
Shoes: They are made of synthetic material and have spikes on the soles for traction during the start pushSled:
The sled is made of two runners, the frame is must be constructed of steel, the same sled must be used in the heats of the competition, it may weigh no more than 43 kg for men and 35 kg for womenhttp://www.olympic.org/skeleton-equipment-and-history?tab=equipment
History of Skeleton