GB win medals at Beijing test event

Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
October 27, 2021
    Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
    Scroll to Top

    GB's Marcus Wyatt left, Francesco Friedrich (centre)GB's Wyatt (left) said second place was a confidence booster for the Olympic season

    Great Britain have won medals in skeleton and bobsleigh at the Winter Olympics test event in Beijing.

    Brad Hall and Greg Cackett won silver in the two-man bobsleigh while skeleton slider Marcus Wyatt finished second on the Olympic track which will be used during the Games in February.

    All the international teams who will be competing at the Winter Olympics have been in China for a three-week training camp to test out the purpose-built new track in Yanqing.

    "It's a great start to the season and a near-perfect end to the three weeks here in Beijing," said Wyatt, who won his maiden World Cup medal in Latvia a year ago.

    Hall and Cackett clocked a combined time of 2 minutes 0.87 seconds to finish seven hundredths of a second behind Germany's reigning double Olympic champion and 11-time world champion, Francesco Friedrich.

    Wyatt prevented a Germany clean sweep in the men's skeleton and added: "I'm sure there will be points of the season that aren't going so well so to have this in my locker and to know that I've performed on the track where it really matters is massive for my confidence."

    Britain have won a skeleton medal at each of the last five Games, since the sport was re-introduced at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

    In bobsleigh, Britain have had recent success in the four-man, but have not won an Olympic medal in two-man since since Tony Nash and Robin Dixon won gold in Innsbruck 57 years ago.

    Testing continues with races in four-man and women's bobsleigh on Tuesday with the first World Cup of the season in Igls, Austria, in mid November.

    Around the BBC - Sounds

    • From paneer to pioneer: Greg Jenner and guests examine the man credited with Britain's first curry house
    • Tony Bellew is Angry: Besides Gary Neville what frustrates Jamie Carragher most?

    Around the BBC footer - Sounds


    Manchester United hit by Covid cases

    Manchester United won away at Norwich on Saturday Manchester United have recorded a number of positive Covid tests among players and staff following their 1-0 …

    ‘Gerrard uninterested in sentimental return’

    Steven Gerrard was warmly applauded by Liverpool fans when he entered the stadium Steven Gerrard strolled down the tunnel with barely a backwards glance or …

    Can Scotland curlers grab GB Olympic spot?

    Scotland's women's rink must emerge from a qualifying tournament to reach the Olympics, having won the European title at the end of last month. Eve …

    Notify of
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    October 27, 2021
      Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
      Scroll to Top
      • Bookmakers Bonus

      Registration bonus up to 250 Euro!

      Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
      This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.