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Schedule & Results: Catch Up

(Local) / 09:45 PM 17 Feb (PyeongChang)
Women Heat 4

52.82 (17th)

Lizzy Yarnold (GBR)
Jacqueline Loelling (GER)
Laura Deas (GBR)

(Local) / 08:20 PM 17 Feb (PyeongChang)
Women Heat 3

52.62 (17th)

(Local) / 09:30 PM 16 Feb (PyeongChang)
Women Heat 2

52.76 (16th)

(Local) / 08:20 PM 16 Feb (PyeongChang)
Women Heat 1

52.53 (15th)

(Local) / 11:15 AM 16 Feb (PyeongChang)
Men Heat 4

51.53 (16th)

Sungbin Yun (KOR)
Nikita Tregubov (OAR)
Dom Parsons (GBR)

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Full Skeleton Schedule & Results

There will be a need for speed at the Olympic Sliding Centre in PyeongChang, as Australia’s skeleton athletes don their spikes and hit the track, flying head first down the ice at speeds of up to 130km/h.

The 2018 South Korean Games will see the world’s top 50 skeleton athletes contest the men’s and women’s individual events, with the fastest slider to the botton claiming Olympic gold.

The Aussie skeleton team will see a combination of both Olympic experience and fresh talent, with two green and gold athletes competing in both the women’s and men’s fields. 

Athletes to watch: Australia’s top male skeleton athlete, John Farrow will hit the track for his second Olympic appearance at PyeongChang 2018, after he finished in 17th place, an Australian best, at the Sochi Games. Farrow takes to the Olympic track on Day 6 & 7 (February 15 & 16) of the Games. 

In the women’s event, Olympic rookie, Jaclyn Narracott will realise her Olympic dream at the PyeongChang 2018 Games and will follow in her family’s footsteps with uncle Paul Narracott being Australia’s first athlete to compete at both a Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Narracott will follow Farrow with the women's skeleton competition taking place on Days 7 & 8 (February 16 & 17) of the 2018 Games. 

Qualification, Nomination & Selection

Australia qualified a male and female skeleton quota position by satifising the qualification criteria during the 2017/18 period.

For the full details on qualification click here>>>

If an athlete has qualified then they will be eligible to be nominated to the Australian Olympic Committee for selection. For the full details on nomination to the Australian Olympic Winter Team click here>>>

Competition Format & Events

Sharing the track with fellow sliding sports Luge and Bobsleigh, Skeleton is held on a 1200m long course. Skeleton events consist of four heats run over two days, with the gold medal going to the competitor with the best aggregate time. Runs are timed electronically to 0.01 seconds with competitors travelling as fast as 130km/hr. Only the prone position (head first) is allowed, although competitors, who come off the sled temporarily, are not disqualified if they cross the finish line back on the sled.

To gain momentum, the athlete pushes the sled at the start before diving into a prone position. Athletes use spiked shoes to help them grip the ice while exploding at the start. Like in luge, the temperature of the runners are carefully monitored to ensure no-one is trying to juice their sled.

Skeleton at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games will be contested from February 15-17 at the Alpensia Sliding Centre.

Australia and Olympic Skeleton

Michelle Steele and Shaun Boyle become Australia's first Olympic skeleton representatives when they competed at the Torino Games in 2006. Steele finished 13th and Boyle 22nd. Steele made her World Cup debut in 2005, just 13 weeks after trying the sport.

The high performance skeleton program from the Australian Institute of Sport has targeted beach sprinters and track athletes producing a number of strong Australian competitors. In Vancouver, there were three Australian athletes: Anthony Deane who finished 23rd in the men’s competition and Emma Lincoln-Smith and Melissa Hoar who finished 10th and 12th respectively in the women’s. 

Pre-PyeongChang AUS Tally

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Fast Facts

Thank you for the village art! 25 February 2018

Aussie Olympians thank local schools for their fantastic village artwork.


Narracott sets sights on Beijing 2022 20 February 2018

After making her Olympic debut in PyeongChang, Jackie Narracott is looking forward to pushing on to a second Games.


Narracott disappointed but proud of PyeongChang 2018 18 February 2018 (AEDT)

It wasn't how she planned her Olympic debut to go but Jackie Narracott remains proud of her 16th place finish in the women's skeleton at the PyeongChang 2018.


Next up, Catch up: Day 9: 17 February 2018 (AEDT)

We're now in the second week of the PyeongChang 2018 Games, but that doesn't mean the action is slowing down.


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Narracott fires on night one of women's skeleton 17 February 2018 (AEDT)

Aussie skeleton debutant Jackie Narracott has come out firing on the first night of the 2018 women’s competition recording her fastest time at the Alpensia Sliding Centre.


Farrow left it all on the track 17 February 2018

In his last Olympic Games, John Farrow gave it his all on the skeleton track. Whilst he's saying goodbye to the sport, he looks forward to seeing a new group of sliders come through the ranks.


International Wrap - Day 7 16 February 2018 (AEDT)

Catch up on that and all the other action from Day 7 at PyeongChang 2018.


Aussies in action - Day 7 16 February 2018

Australian athletes competed in four different sports on the seventh day of PyeongChang 2018

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Farrow ends Olympic career with 19th place finish 16 February 2018 (AEDT)

John Farrow has concluded a stellar Olympic career today with a 19th place finish in the men’s skeleton at the PyeongChang 2018 Games.


Next up, Catch up: Day 7 16 February 2018 (AEDT)

With three medals already on the board, Australia has no plans of slowing down on Day 7 with Aussies in action across five events.


International Wrap - Day 6 16 February 2018 (AEDT)

In figure skating, the pairs competition concluded with Germany’s Aljona Sacvhenko and Bruno Massot winning gold at Gangneung Ice Arena after a breathtaking performance.


Mixed day for Farrow on skeleton day one 15 February 2018 (AEDT)

John Farrow has kicked off his second Olympic campaign, finishing the opening day of the men’s skeleton competition in 19th place after two very different runs at the Alpensia Sliding Centre.


Farrow & Narracott chasing history at skeleton track 14 February 2018 (AEDT)

On the eve of the 2018 Olympic skeleton competition, Aussie sliders John Farrow and Jackie Narracott are feeling ready to race after completing six official training runs at the Alpensia Sliding Centre.


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Training well and truly underway in PyeongChang 8 February 2018

All the best shots from our Aussie athletes training on the Pyeongchang 2018 courses they will soon be competing on.

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Sliding track feeling hard and fast 7 February 2018 (AEDT)

If there are ideal conditions for a hot Winter Olympic competition it’s a hard and fast sliding track and that’s exactly what a week of below freezing temperatures will produce.


Flying Farrow arrives at second Winter Games 5 February 2018

Skeleton speedster John Farrow is looking forward to the challenge on improving on his result in Sochi.


First Aussie arrives in PyeongChang Mountain Olympic Village 4 February 2018 (AEDT)

The 2018 Australian Olympic Team has landed in the PyeongChang Mountain Village, with debutant skeleton athlete Jackie Narracott being the first Team member to arrive last night.


More athletes land in South Korea 3 February 2018

Skeleton slider Jackie Narracott, luge athlete Alex Ferlazzo and Speed Skater Dan Grieg have touched down in Korea and are on their way to PyeongChang.


Australian Olympic Team selected for PyeongChang 2018 25 January 2018 (AEDT)

The Australian Olympic Team for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games has been unveiled with more than 40 of the nation’s finest athletes set to hit the ice and snow when the Games kick off on February 9.


Narracott and Farrow to bring the heat on skeleton track 25 January 2018 (AEDT)

Australia is set to have a full contingent of skeleton athletes for the PyeongChang 2018 Games with John Farrow and Jackie Narracott selected to don the green and gold at the Alpensia Sliding Centre in South Korea.