Date of birth
December 6, 1987
Over the years, Rachel Atherton has become the dominant force in women's downhill racing. After winning a host of categories in 2005, she was named Times Young Sportswoman of the Year and hasn’t looked back since.
She totally dominated the women’s downhill circuit in 2008, winning the World Cup overall and taking World Championship gold. On her way to the World Cup overall she took four World Cup wins and only missed out on a top-two finish at one race, in Fort William.