Plaque marks Pewsey super slider’s achievements

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Plaque marks super slider’s achievements Plaque marks super slider’s achievements

The medal-winning achievements of skeleton bobsleigh World Champion Shelley Rudman have been cemented in Pewsey’s history with a plaque outside her parents’ home.

The plaque was donated by Pewsey Parish Council which has been discussing a fitting way of marking her sporting accomplishments since she was crowned women’s skeleton world champion in February.

Ms Rudman, 32, first saw the plaque when she visited Pewsey during the carnival weekend.

She said: “When my dad first told me that the parish council were going to donate a plaque it was quite a surprise.

“It’s really nice that Pewsey Parish Council have recognised my achievements.

“Sometimes I’ll meet someone and they know of Pewsey because they follow the sport and remember the support the village gave me in 2006.

“There is a lot of history in that house. It’s where I was bought up and where I first got into sport.”

The blue plaque, which carries the words Pewsey Parish Council, Shelley Rudman, Skeleton Bobsleigh Olympian 2006, World Champion 2013, was proudly put up by her dad, Jack.

Mum Josie said: “We don’t think there is a plaque like this for anyone else in the village so it can be an inspiration for people to work hard.”

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