Amy Williams is a former British skeleton racer and Olympic gold medallist, who competed for over 10 years in the sport. The pinnacle of her career was her victory at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, where Amy won Great Britain’s first Gold Medal in an individual event for 30 years, and the first by a woman for 58 years. Amy was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 2010, and also became the first-ever female Freeman of the City of Bath.
Amy’s consistently heavy training and multiple skeleton crashes, including one that lead to a slipped disc in 2002, lead to years of back pain, four knee surgeries and many challenging extended periods of recovery away from the team and track. Just two years following her emphatic win in 2010, Amy was medically advised to retire immediately from the sport to preserve her knees and back.
Amy still lives with the aches and pains caused—which even saw her move from her town house to a bungalow. Today, Amy continues her work to encourage and motivate through mentorship of young skeleton talent and has also become a familiar face on screen as a sports presenter and commentator.
She has taken on numerous sporting and broadcasting challenges such as presenting for the Gadget Show, BBC Sport, Ski Sunday, Goodwood and Classic TT, appearing on TV shows such as Alone in the Wild, 71 Degrees North, Tour de Celeb, The One Show, Jonathon Ross, Top Gear, A League of Their Own and Question of Sport Numerous times.
Amy is a highly engaging and entertaining speaker with lots of experience in sharing stories and lessons from her career as a skeleton athlete, as a TV presenter, motivational talker and host.
Amy’s passion for fitness is still burning strong, and today she runs her own Personal Training business helping others achieve their fitness goals.
She is a published Author having written a book for talented athletes, “Talent to Triumph” helping them achieve the next level of performance in their sport.