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sledder click to hear : sledder

Athlete who practices the skeleton. The sledder wears an aerodynamic suit; extra protection may be worn on the elbow and other vulnerable areas.
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chin guard click to hear : chin guard

Hard piece that is attached to the helmet to protect the chin if it hits the ice.

crash helmet click to hear : crash helmet

Rigid piece of equipment designed to protect the head; crash helmet visors and chin guards are mandatory.

skeleton click to hear : skeleton

Steel or fiberglass sled that is mounted on movable runners; the sledder steers the skeleton by transferring body weight from side to side.

cleated shoes click to hear : cleated shoes

Shoes whose sole contains small cleats to provide good traction on the ice during the push start.