Paula 11th in Olympic bobsleigh

26 February 2010

University of Bath-based bobsleigh athlete Paula Walker secured a impressive 11th place finish on her Olympic debut in Vancouver.

Paula, who drove the GBR 2 sled along with brakeman Kelly Thomas, finished 11th after the four runs making up the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games competition.

Paula, who is 23, said: “This is our first Olympic Winter Games and we’re absolutely over the moon that we’ve come so far. Eleventh is higher than our world ranking.”

Her performance was the second highest finish by a GB women’s bobsleigh team at an Olympic Winter Games.

GB bobsleigh coach Peter Gunn said: “Paula has only been driving for the three years and we’re extremely happy with her 11th position.”

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