Rudman romps home to lift Vancouver hopes
Saturday 16 January 2010
Great Britain's Shelley Rudman took the skeleton World Cup gold in St Moritz yesterday, while her partner Kristan Bromley took silver in the men's race at the Switzerland track.
Rudman, Britain's only medallist at the 2006 Winter Olympics, won her second World Cup event of the season and took her fourth medal overall as she continued her preparations for next month's Vancouver Games.
The 28-year-old from Wiltshire was trailing the world No 1 Mellisa Hollingsworth of Canada after the first run, but set a blistering seasonal track record of 1min 9.88sec on the second run to win by four-hundredths of a second. Her fellow British slider Amy Williams was fourth.
Bromley produced his best result of the season by taking silver. He had posted the fastest time in the first of two heats yesterday, but the entire first heat was discounted because of problems with the start grooves. Bromley was 0.07sec behind Eric Bernotas of the US in the second run to take his second medal of the season.
Britain's sliders were also in action at the Intercontinental Cup in Calgary, where Adam Pengilly won silver.
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