Skeleton 101: Since PyeongChang

Learn about what's happened in the sport of skeleton since the 2018 Olympic Games. (Usa Today Sports)

Who's Back

Since taking gold in the men's event in PyeongChang, South Korea's Yun Sung-Bin picked up a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships, finished second in the 2018-19 World Cup circuit and third in the 2019-20 edition.

Russian racer Nikita Tregubov, the 2018 silver medalist, took silver at the 2018 European Championships and silver at the 2019 World Championships. He finished fourth in the 2018-19 World Cup circuit, 10th for 2019-20 and third for 2020-21.

Three-time U.S. Olympian John Daly, who placed 16th in Tokyo, came out of a near-three-year retirement and won U.S. Nationals in 2020.

Since taking silver in the women's event, Jacqueline Loelling took fifth in the 2018-19 World Cup circuit, then first in 2019-20 and fourth in 2020-21. She also won a silver and a bronze medal at the 2018 2019 European Championships, silver at the 2019 World Championships, gold in 2020, and two silvers in 2021. 

Bronze medalist Laura Deas was fourth at the 2021 World Championships, 11th in 2020, and fifth in 2019.

Four-time Olympian Katie Uhlaender remains the top-ranked American woman in skeleton and No. 18 in the world, and 2018 Olympian Kendall Wesenberg is the next-highest ranked U.S. woman behind her at No. 21.

New Faces

Austin Florian is the highest-ranked American man this season at No. 19 in the world. He took eighth at the 2019 World Championships and fourth in the team event that year. 

Who's Gone

Women's gold medalist Lizzy Yarnold, who originally planned to continue competing, retired in late 2018 after undergoing multiple surgeries -- one for a tumor in her knee and one for a displaced disc in her back.

Men's bronze medalist Dom Parson retired at the end of 2019.