Amy is part of the British bob skeleton team. Bob skeleton, which evolved from the Cresta Run, is head-first tobogganing down a bobsleigh track. Individual 'sliders' do a sprint start and then hurtle down the ice track at speeds of up to 80 mph. The average run has a length of 1500 m and 15 corners, some of which produce so much G force that it is almost impossible to keep from hitting the ice with your helmet.
The sport is controlled by the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT) and is practised by athletes from 18 nations on bob runs in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, France, Norway, Japan, Canada and the USA. It takes about 5 years of intensive training to get to World Class standard.
Women's skeleton featured in the Winter Olympics for the first time in 2002, when Britain won the bronze medal, and more recently in the 2006 Turin Olympics, achieving the silver medal.
For more information on bob skeleton, please visit the FIBT website.
www.bobskeleton.org.uk - GBR team news, results, profiles and pictures
www.fibt.com - Federation International de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing
www.skeletonsport.com - Amy has a profile on this site, which can be found here
www.teambath.com/sport/skeleton - The UK skeleton base
www.womensportreport.com - Online magazine which featured Amy