Michelle Kelly

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Michelle Kelly
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Born November 7, 1974 (1974-11-07) (age 40)
Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada

Michelle Kelly (born November 7, 1974 in Fort St. John, British Columbia) is a Canadian skeleton racer who has competed since 1996. She won a complete set of medals at the FIBT World Championships with a gold in 2003 (women's skeleton), a silver in 2008 (mixed bobsleigh-skeleton team), and a bronze in 2005 (women's skeleton).

Kelly also finished tenth in the women's skeleton event at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

She won the women's Skeleton World Cup overall title in 2002-3.

Born in Fort St. John, British Columbia, Kelly now lives in Calgary.

She qualified for the 2010 Winter Olympics, finishing 13th.

Controversy[edit]

In 2009, while qualifying for the World Cup selection, Michelle Kelly was disqualified after post-race testing revealed that the runners on her sled were in violation of rules set by the International Bobsleigh and Toboggan Federation, improving her run time. An appeal was set up, and she was ultimately allowed to regain her place.[1][2]

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