VIDEO: British Skeleton squad excited to be back on the ice for 2018-19 IBSF World Cup season

06 December 2018

British Skeleton athletes are in confident mood as they begin the 2018-19 IBSF World Cup season – and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympiad – in Sigulda, Latvia.

Fifteen medals from warm-up races on the Intercontinental Cup and Europa Cup circuits over the past month have shown that the GB programme is in fine shape as it looks to build on this year’s stunning success at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

None of the Olympic medallists are in action this weekend – Lizzy Yarnold has retired after defending her gold medal, Dom Parsons is taking a year out to complete his Mechanical Engineering PhD at the University of Bath and Laura Deas is having to delay her start by a week due to a minor injury.

However, fellow Olympian Jerry Rice and rising stars Kim Murray, Maddy Smith, Jack Thomas and Marcus Wyatt are all raring to go in Sigulda, with the men racing on Saturday and the women competing on Sunday.

Team Bath TV caught up with five of the World Cup squad at their University of Bath Sports Training Village training base to get their thoughts on the season, and Olympiad, ahead…

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