Matt Jones

Skeleton

  • Posted by Matt (Permalink)
  • Published on

Hurling yourself head-first down an icey track at 85mph on nothing but a small piece of metal is my idea of an Olympic event. Skeleton sounds like one of those games you might have played as a kid in which you challenged one another to risk death in order to pull of an incredible feat of athleticism, like jumping the gap between 2 high buildings or cycling down a near vertical slope. That millions are spent on carbon fibre sleds and aerodynamic clothing does nothing to hide the fact that Skeleton is essentially sledding head-first on a souped-up baking tray. Brilliant.