Marcus Wyatt and Madelaine Smith slide to top-ten finishes at Skeleton World Cup event in New York

13 December 2019

Marcus Wyatt and University of Bath alumna Madelaine Smith both recorded top-ten finishes at the second IBSF Skeleton World Cup race of the 2019-20 season at Lake Placid in New York.

Wyatt improved two spots on his finish at the same track in the World Cup season opener five days ago as he clocked an overall time of 1 minute 47.49 seconds to place eighth.

Olympic bronze medallist Dom Parsons finished 17th in his second race since the PyeongChang Games 22 months ago and fellow Brit Craig Thompson was 19th, an improvement of three places on last week’s showing.

The women’s race saw Sports Performance graduate Smith produce a fine display to finish tenth as she moved up nine spots from last Saturday’s opening World Cup race.

Kim Murray also improved on her position from last week as she moved up from 22nd to 19th but Laura Deas just missed the cut for a second run and had to settle for 21st overall.

The World Cup season now takes a break until the New Year, with Race 3 taking place in Winterberg, Germany on Sunday, January 5.

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