2018 Olympics
Days
76
Hours
20
Mins
47
Secs
26

Jane Channell

Sport:Skeleton
Height:168cm
Weight:65kg
Birth Date:Aug. 23, 1988 (age 29)
Birth Place:North Vancouver
Residence:North Vancouver
Twitter:@JaneChannell
Website:SeeJaneSlide.com

Born and raised in North Vancouver, sports were an integral part of Jane's high school career. While attending Simon Fraser University (SFU) to attain her BSc in Physical Geography, she continued competing in track and field and softball at the NAIA and NCAA div. 2 varsity level. 

The 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City is what sparked Jane's interest in skeleton. Her dream took shape though in the lead up the 2010 Olympic Winter Games being hosted in her hometown of Vancouver. In 2009 she attended a Bobsleigh National Team camp, but it became clear that skeleton was what she loved to do. After graduating from Simon Fraser University in 2011, she moved to Whistler to fully commit to trying skeleton. Two years laster she had worked her way up to the National Development Team in 2013. Jane relocated to Calgary where she competed on the Intercontinental Team in the 2013-14 season.

Her rookie season in 2015 on the World Cup was nothing short of impressive. She got the season off to a great start by capturing the Ice House women's start record for the fastest push. It ended with a fourth-place finish at the World Championships in Winterberg. Building on that foundation year, Jane took another step forward in 2016 finishing third in the overall World Cup circuit thanks to her first two career podium finishes. Jane first cracked the World Cup podium in Winterberg, Germany with a bronze-medal result. She topped that performance with a silver medal in Park City.

With a focus now on the 2018 Olympics, Jane has set the tone early becoming the first woman ever to break the 5.00 second push mark in the Ice House when she tested 4.99 this summer.

Career Highlights

  • 2017 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 6
  • 2017 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 6
  • 2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 6
  • 2015 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 7
  • 2015 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 3
  • 2015 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 6
  • 2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 6
  • 2016 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 2
  • 2016 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 4
  • 2016 – World Championships, Igls, AUT: 13
  • 2015 – World Championships, Winterberg, GER: 4 (push record)     
  • 2015 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI: 7
  • 2015 – World Cup, Igls, AUT:  7
  • 2014 – Intercontinental Cup, Winterberg, GER: 2
  • achieved All American status on the 4x100m relay team placing 3rd in 2008/Sélectionnée «All American» aux relais 4x100m; son équipe s’est classée 3e en 2008
  • ran her personal best 100m time of 11.90s at the 2010 nationals/record personnel de 11,90 sur les 100m au championnat national 2010
  • named track and field team captain in 2010 and 2011; sélectionnée chef de l’équipe d’athlétisme en 2010 et 2011
  • won the GNAC Indoor track and field titles in both the 60m and 200m in 2011/Championne de course à pied intérieure GNAC 2011 aux distances de 60m et de 200m
  • member of the All Conference winning softball team in 2011/Membre de l’équipe de balle molle victorieuse «All conference» 2011
  • competing in all nine possible National Championships for track and field and softball/Elle a concouru à tous les 9 championnats nationaux qui existent en athlétisme et en balle molle

World Championship Results

  • 2017 – World Championships, Konigssee, GER: 12
  • 2016 – World Championships, Igls, AUT: 13
  • 2015 – World Championships, Winterberg, GER: 4  (push record/record de poussée)

World Cup Results

  • 2017 - World Cup, Park City, USA: 11
  • 2017 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 6
  • 2017 – World Cup, Pyeongchang, KOR: 13
  • 2017 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 6
  • 2017 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI: 9
  • 2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 6
  • 2016 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 2
  • 2016 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 4
  • 2016 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI: 9
  • 2015 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 7
  • 2015 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 3
  • 2015 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 6
  • 2015 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI: 7
  • 2015 – World Cup, Igls, AUT:  7, 11