Four golds in nine-medal haul as British Skeleton athletes slide into the 2018-19 season in style

17 November 2018

British Skeleton athletes, who train at the University of Bath, have made an outstanding start to the 2018-19 season after winning nine medals from eight races in Igls, Austria.

Olympic medallist Laura Deas began her warm-up for the World Cup season by winning silver medals on successive days on the Intercontinental Cup, while Craig Thompson and Marcus Wyatt both struck gold – the latter having finished runner-up to Thompson in the opening race.

University of Bath Sports Performance graduate Maddy Smith was a double gold-medallist on the Europa Cup circuit, with Kim Murray taking silver in a British one-two in Saturday’s race. Jack Thomas also took silver in the men’s race on Friday.

The haul of four gold and five silver meant that GB finished top of the medal table and they will be looking to continue that fine form at Winterberg in Germany this weekend.

Click here to read full reports from the opening races on the BBSA website (external link).

Athletes with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) train at the University of Bath using the sprint track, Team Bath High-Performance Gym and the UK’s only outdoor push-start track. Click here to find out more.

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