SKINNER Callum < Back  
Sport Cycling - Track
CGA Scotland   
Gender Men
Born 20 Aug 1992 in Glasgow, SCO
Height1.88 m
Weight 92 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Manchester, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began cycling in 2004 at his local track in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Why this sport? He was inspired to take up track cycling in 2004 after watching Chris Hoy win the gold medal in the 1km time trial at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Club / Team City of Edinburgh Racing Club: Scotland
Name of coach Jan van Eijden [national], GER
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for Scotland
Tournament Commonwealth Games
Location Delhi, IND
General Interest
Hero / Idol British track cyclist Chris Hoy. (telegraph.co.uk, 04 Dec 2014; callumskinner.com, 02 Jul 2016)
Injuries He suffered a broken collarbone in 2012 while riding in a charity race. (scotsman.com, 14 Apr 2014)
Awards and honours In 2009 he became the first recipient of the Edinburgh Council Chris Hoy Award for most promising cyclist from the east of Scotland. (scottishwidows.co.uk, 17 Sep 2010; scotsman.com, 27 Mar 2016)
Ambitions To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (roadcyclinguk.com, 04 Feb 2013)
Other information HEALTH HIATUS
He took time away from the sport in late 2011 as it was feared he had lymphoma. After testing, it was discovered he had been misdiagnosed, but his time away from the sport meant he was not considered for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (scotsman.com, 14 Apr 2014; heraldscotland.com, 20 Jul 2014)