Were Team GB’s skeleton suits responsible for fantastic three medal haul?

Martin, Nick (2018) Were Team GB’s skeleton suits responsible for fantastic three medal haul? The Conversation.

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Abstract

Team GB skeleton rider Lizzie Yarnold won a stunning Winter Olympic gold on February 17, backed up by bronzes for Laura Deas and Dom Parsons. Thanks to drag-resistant ridges, 3D laser scanning and topnotch material, Team GB’s skeleton suits are said to have provided up to a one-second advantage per run over the rest of the field and have been a hot topic of controversy.

What makes these revolutionary suits so speedy – and just how important were these technological innovations in Team GB’s riders’ success? The Conversation put these questions to Nick Martin, senior lecturer in Aerodynamics at Northumbria University.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Nick Martin
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2018 09:57
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2018 09:58
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/36700

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