Four top-eight finishes provide an impressive start to 2020-21 IBSF World Cup season for British Skeleton athletes
Olympic medallist Laura Deas recorded her best finish since February 2019 as she placed sixth in the women’s race, securing a wider podium place with a combined time of 1:45.52 from her two runs.
2016 Youth Olympic Champion Ashleigh Pittaway was 12th in 1:46.46 seconds and fellow Brit Amelia Coltman finished 14th on her World Cup debut, 25-hundredths further back.
The afternoon saw the British men in fantastic form as Matt Weston finished fifth on only his second World Cup outing, his combined time of 1:41.44 being one-tenth of a second faster than team-mate Craig Thompson in sixth. Marcus Wyatt was only another 12-hundredths behind them in eighth place.
It marked the first time since February 2008 that GB had seen three men feature in the top ten of a World Cup race.
The British Skeleton athletes will be looking to build on those results when they race in Sigulda again next week (November 27).