I am competing to achieve my goal to become the first-ever female Israeli skeleton athlete to qualify for the Winter Olympics and my target is Beijing 2022.
"Skeleton requires high mental and physical game - and chutzpah (guts!). If I am able to qualify for the Olympics this season, there will be a huge sense of pride for me representing Israel and my family. It would be a great sense of accomplishment " - Georgie Cohen
International debut representing Israel in skeleton in the European Cup.
First gold medal in the British Columbia Cup race in February 2019.
The first-ever female to represent Israel at the World Championships race, which took place in Whistler, Canada (the world’s fastest track).
Qualified the first-ever female Intercontinental Cup spot for Israel.
Winner of "Inspirational Performance" at the Cambridge United Community Trust awards.
"In October 2018, I was recruited by the Israeli skeleton and bobsleigh team. Little did I expect that six months later, I would be the first-ever female to cross the finish line for Israel at a World Championships race and taking on the fastest track in the world. I will be working over the next three seasons to stand at the start line at the Winter Olympics. I hope you will join me on my road to Beijing 2022."
Originally from Cambridge, UK, Georgie worked full-time at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, in the role of Online Communications Officer until July 2019, when she moved to Israel to commit full-time as an athlete. Georgie is striving to be part of the positive changing perceptions of women in sport.
It was only in November 2018 when she made her international debut for Bobsleigh Skeleton Israel Olympic Federation in the European Cup.
During the 2018/19 season, Georgie became Israel’s first female skeleton athlete to qualify and compete at the BMW IBSF Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Championships in Whistler, home to the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010, on 7-8 March 2019. The World Championships race is the pinnacle skeleton event of the skeleton season, second only to the Olympics, and coincided with International Women’s Day 2019. In May 2019, Georgie won the award for "Inspirational Performance" at the Cambridge United Community Trust awards.
To date, Georgie has been mostly self-funded, with support from her family and in the 2020/21 season from her amazing sponsors. If this dream of representing Israel at the Winter Olympics in Beijing is to come true she will need to secure financial backing.