Amy Williams was propelled into the limelight in 2010 when she won gold in the Skeleton at the Vancouver
Winter Olympic Games. Not only did this see her become Britain’s first solo Winter Olympic champion in 30
years (and the first by a woman in 58 years), but she also set a double track record in the sport.
Originally a 400m runner, Amy’s fearless determination and love of pushing the limits of grip and speed led
her to find her calling on the Skeleton track when she tried the sport at the University of Bath. After failing to
qualify for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Amy continued to pursue her dream and was honoured to have
been given the opportunity to represent her country at the 2010 games in Vancouver.
Following her success, Amy was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 2010 and was further
honoured to become the first ever female Freeman of the City of Bath. She was short-listed for the 2010 BBC
Sports Personality of the Year, received the Daily Mail’s Ian Wooldridge Award and was also awarded
Glamour Magazine’s Sportswoman of the Year.
Amy is a regular on the BBC Ski Sunday presenting team, and 2014 saw her feature on Channel 4’s celebrity
reality show ‘The Jump’ as coach of the Skeleton event. She has since taken on several presenting roles on
shows such as 71 Degrees North, Alone in the Wild and Tour de Celeb. She also presented six series of The
Gadget Show from 2014-16 and has most recently been signed as part of the BBC commentary team for the
2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea.
Alongside presenting, Amy is an inspiring motivational speaker, giving exclusive insights into the world of
professional sport based on her vast experience, knowledge and struggles.
Having already welcomed her first child Oscar with husband Craig Ham 6-months ago, 2017 is set to continue
to be a big year for Amy, with exciting things to come as we move into 2018.