Dom Parsons wins Great Britain's first medal in Pyeongchang
Dom Parsons blazed to an improbable Winter Olympics bronze medal in a dramatic finish to the men's skeleton competition in Pyeongchang.
Born on September 8, 1987, in London, Dominic Edward Parsons became one of the most successful Winter Olympians in Great Britain.
The 30-year-old athlete competes in a sport of a very strange name - skeleton. In skeleton, a person rides a small sled, and it is a sport that originates from late 19th century Switzerland.
Dom Parsons won a bronze medal in men's skeleton event, at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, becoming the first GB athlete to win a medal.
When he is not competing in sled races, Parsons is studying hard for a PhD at the University of Bath, researching combustion in turbo-diesel engines.
Parsons and his fellow skeleton racer Kristan Bromley have a sled manufacturing company!