Astrid Loch-Wilkinson has driven to three podium results in three days in the second tier America’s Cup competition in Park City, Utah. The 27-year-old Torino 2006 representative and Cecilia McIntosh collected silver in the opening events on the 2006 Salt Lake Olympic track, then followed that with bronze and another silver.
Craig Branch has crashed out of the downhill in Beaver Creek, Colorado, but escaped injury, and is looking forward to next weekend’s events in Val’d’Isere. “Unfortunately I crashed out halfway down the course (today),” Branch said.
Hannah Campbell-Pegg has consolidated her place in the world’s top 30 and an Australian place in luge at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics after finishing in 20th place in the Nation Cup in Altenberg, Germany.
Alex Almoukov and Mark Raymond have shared the status of leading Australian in the biathlon World Cup in Ostersund, Sweden. Raymond took the honours in the opening 20km distance event, finishing in 120th place in a time of one hour 5 minutes 56.5 seconds.
Australia remains on course to take two skeleton athletes to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, with results this weekend maintaining the country’s ranking in the top six in the world.
Australia remains on course to take two skeleton athletes to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, with results this weekend maintaining the country’s ranking in the top six in the world. Competing on the Torino 2006 Olympic track, Emma Lincoln-Smith produced her third top ten result for the season, finishing in eighth place
Ben Southee has set a new national speed skating record for the 1500m, recording one minute 48.24 seconds on the high altitude track in Calgary. The former short track skater eclipsed the time of 1:48.59 set just last weekend by Josh Lose.
Astrid Loch-Wilkinson has made her third podium in three days, driving to silver in the third race of the America’s Cup season in Park City, Utah. After taking silver and then bronze in the opening two events, Loch-Wilkinson and team-mate Cecilia McIntosh produced the second fastest time of the eight-sled field, posting a total time of one minute 43.78 seconds, 1.33 seconds behind gold medallists Lisa Szabon and Cindy Marshall of Canada.
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