Skeleton rider Jane Channell’s brush with danger in World Cup
|01/07/2018||Posted by admin under 南京夜网||
Room for the broom: Jane Channell collides with the obstacle. Channell managed to post a faster time on the run that she collided with the broom than the subsequent clean run.
A bizarre incident marred the Skeleton European Championship in Igls, Austria which was won by reigning Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold of Great Britain.
The event doubled as a round of the World Cup and due to the snowy conditions on the course, officials were constantly sweeping the track. Unfortunately for Jane Channell, one was left on the course.
Thankfully for the Canadian, the broom was left near the top of the track when she was travelling at around 30km per hour rather than 100 plus km per hour reached at the bottom of the course.
Channell was unhurt and completed the course but was allowed a re-run. However, despite not having a broom to deal with, the Canadian posted a time that was 0.2 seconds slower than her first run. Channell ultimately missed out on the top 10, finishing 12th.
Yarnold defeated reigning European champion, Janine Flock of Austria, by 0.30 seconds. Rose McGrandle of Britain came 0.39 behind in third.
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