Skeleton Winter Olympics 2022: What are the rules and Team GB competitors

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There will only be six medals up for grabs in the Skeleton event at the Winter Olympics (OIS/IOC/PA)
There will only be six medals up for grabs in the Skeleton event at the Winter Olympics (OIS/IOC/PA)

Skeleton is one of the three sliding sports on the programme at the 2022 Winter Olympics, along with Bobsleigh and Luge.

There will only be six medals up for grabs making it the joint-fewest at the Beijing Games.

Skeleton will take place at the Yanqing National Sliding Centre, located in the Xiaohaituo mountain area.

It will only take place over two days from February 10 to February 12.

HeraldScotland: Team GB's Laura Deas competing at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games (PA)
HeraldScotland: Team GB's Laura Deas competing at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games (PA)

Team GB's Laura Deas competing at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games (PA)

What are the rules for the Skeleton?

There will only be two events for Skeleton in the Men's Singles and Women's Singles.

On the Winter Olympics website it describes how the event will work: "In each event, athletes compete on the same track, with each rider getting four runs over the course of two days.

"Those four rides are timed down to the hundredth of a second and the times added together. The athlete with the fastest total time is the winner."

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Which members of Team GB will be competing in the Skeleton?

Team GB will have four members compete in Skeleton, with two in the women's event and two in the men's event.

Laura Deas and Brogan Crowley will compete in the women's event, whilst Matt Weston and Marcus Wyatt will compete in the men's event.

Deas will be hoping to better the bronze medal she acheived at the previous Winter Olympics at PyeongChang in 2018.

Team GB do have a notable winner of the Skeleton event in Lizzy Yarnold, who earned the gold medal in the women's event at the previous two Winter Olympics.

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