Amy Williams returned from Vancouver a National heroine after claiming Team GB’s only gold medal of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics in skeleton bobsleigh at her debut Winter Olympic Games. In winning gold, Amy Williams became Britain’s first solo Winter Olympics champion in 30 years and the first woman individual gold medallist for 58 years.
Having proved her deft touch on the notoriously fast Whistler track in the World Cup, Amy dominated the Vancouver event – leading from start to finish. Blessed with an exceptionally fast start, a legacy from her days as a 400m runner, and fearless determination, Amy and Arthur (her sled) set two track records to finish more than 0.5 seconds ahead of her closest competitor.
“Curly Wurly” as she is known to friends, Amy Williams has a passion for horses and enjoys painting and creative art in her spare time. Her journey to success has touched people from all walks of life and since her return she’s been in huge demand from a diverse range of audiences.
As a speaker, Amy Williams’ story is unparalleled in terms of guiding audiences through the long and painstaking journey from skeleton novice to Olympic champion. She draws out detailed information on overcoming the extreme low of missing out on Olympic selection in 2006 and how this only served to spur her on and strive for perfection in training which subsequently transferred to performance on the track.
From her close relationship with a support team comprised of physios, strength coaches and psychologists, to setting goals and focusing on an end result, Amy Williams covers the lot.
- Relentless Determination
- Striving for Excellence
- Goal Setting & Focus
- Pressure to Perform