Flying start to competitive skeleton career continues for Amelia Coltman as she wins Europa Cup gold in Germany
Amelia Coltman’s dream start to her British Skeleton competitive career continued when she won Europa Cup gold in Konigssee, Germany on Saturday.
The 23-year-old, who has been training at the University of Bath since joining the skeleton programme in 2017, went one better than the silver she won on her international debut in Winterberg last weekend.
“To win my first race of my career in my second ever competition was unbelievable,” said Coltman, who finished more than half-a-second clear of a 25-strong field that included four German sliders on their home ice.
“I was so happy that I backed up last week’s silver and showed how consistent I can be. I’ve waited two years to start competing, so to begin with a second place and a win is a dream come true.”
As well as training at the University, Coltman also supports the Team Bath Tribe programme and works with young people visiting the Sports Training Village to provide an insight into life as an athlete.
Fellow Brit Rachel Hanagan was tenth on her international debut – a result that she says ‘surpassed all my expectations’.
Konigssee also hosted Intercontinental Cup action on Saturday, with Jerry Rice fifth and Stefan Squire an ICC personal best of sixth in the men’s race. Brogan Crowley matched that in the women’s race and Ashleigh Pittaway was on course for a similar result but wasn’t able to complete Run 2.