Rachel Hanagan on the Skeleton

Rachel Hanagan

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

The nation held its breath as Lizzy Yarnold (Christ Church Honorary Fellow) fought successfully to retain her title as Olympic Women’s Skeleton Champion at the Winter Olympics 2018.  Now our own alumna, Rachel Hanagan (BSc Hons Sport And Exercise Science 2014) is training to qualify to join the Team UK in Beijing in 2022 and Cortina 2026. 

Rachel has been travelling throughout Europe and Scandinavia to train at some of the world’s toughest tracks. She’s worked out until she’s been nearly sick, made every muscle in her body ache, bruised her legs, and – coming off her sled – has raced along the ice on her backside. Never a dull moment for this intrepid, determined and dedicated athlete.

Rachel, we wish you every success.