Lucy Chaffer

Sochi Winter Olympic 2014

Lucy Chaffer is a former beach flags, water polo and netball competitor. She joined the sport of skeleton at 23 years of age through the AIS talent identification program. In her debut season, 2006/07, she collected three top 12 places in America's Cup events in Lake Placid and Park City. Chaffer made her World Cup debut in January 2009, finishing in 20th place in her two events in Park City, Utah.

About Skeleton

about skeleton

Skeleton is one of the most daring events of the Olympic Winter Games. It involves plummeting head-first down the same track as Luge and Bobsleigh, on a tiny sled reaching speeds of up to 135km/h. Gravitational G Forces hold the sled and athletes on the wall of a banked turn and on some tracks, the “G” force exerted on an athlete can exceed five G’s.

About Lucy

The West Australian narrowly missed out on selection at the 2010 Vancouver Games, and focused on her training for four years to make her Olympic debut at the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia. As a child she dreamed of competing at the Olympic Games but never thought it would be in a winter sport.

At the end of the 2012/13 season, Chaffer was ranked 11th in the world. Her highest ranking was at the end of that season where she finished eighth, winning a silver medal at the 2012 Whistler World Cup with another three fifth World Cup placings that year.

Chaffer produced some outstanding results in the 2013/14 World Cup season, most notably two top 10 performances on the World Cup circuit. She was eighth at the 2013 World Cup in Park City, USA and ninth one week later at the World Cup in Calgary, Canada. She finished the season in 15th place on the FIBT rankings.