After yesterday’s success for Great Britain in the women’s Skeleton, this afternoon saw the conclusion of the men’s competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
British interest centred on Dom Parsons and Kristan Bromley, who started the day in the middle of the pack in 10th and 8th place respectively.
Heat three saw the University of Bath PhD student Parsons complete the course at the sliding centre in 57.00, with a good start of 4.66. That put him in an initial 9th place with a combined time of 2:51.40, finishing in 9th at the end of the run.
Bromley, clocked a time of 57.17 in what was the 41-year-old doctor’s penultimate Olympic slide, helped by his start of 4.80. That put him in 7th at the time, his total time at 2:51.43. After everybody had gone down the track, Bromley was in 10th place.
That put the British Skeleton pair on track for a top ten finish. That would be a great result for Dominic in his first Olympics and a good result for British Skeleton overall.
The medal places were occupied by Alexander Tretiakov of Russia who was looking very good for Gold having occupied pole position from the start of the competition. Second place was held by Latvian Martins Dukurs and the USA’s Matthew Antoine was in third.
Parsons and Bromley were just over three seconds off the lead at +3.13 and +3.16 respectively.
British Skeleton has its headquarters at the University of Bath where British athletes hone their starting skills on the unique push-start track.
You can find a full schedule of the Sochi action featuring athletes with Bath links on the Team Bath website.
Catch the pick of the action on the big screen at the University of Bath Sports Training Village.
A full list of current standings is available on the Sochi website.
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