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Team Bromley athletes’ lead British challenge in Skeleton World Cup

posted 21 Dec 2010, 03:11 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 21 Dec 2010, 04:13 ]
Team Bromley’s athletes, Shelley Rudman & Kristan Bromley have had a strong first half of this year’s FIBT Skeleton Bobsleigh World Cup competition. 

The four races in the North American leg of the competition have seen them come into the Christmas break with six medals between them from a potential eight. They also have second place rankings in the respective overall World Cup standings and as with last season the Team Bromley athletes have been the only Great Britain team sliders to win World Cup medals; adding this year’s haul to date to the eight medals won last season.

The Team Bromley athletes performance last year and their excellent form this season has contributed to an unprecedented level of orders for runners and sleds from other athletes and international teams, and currently Bromley Technologies supply 15 nations from their base at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham. 

Given the performance of the athletes using Bromley equipment it is arguable that if there was a constructor’s championship between the two British based sled technology programmes, as in Formula One then Bromley Technologies, having won nearly every medal in the last two seasons, would be the leading constructor.  

Mike Maddock, COO of Bromley Technologies comments;

“The results from the first half of the year have been excellent, and show the consistent high quality of the Bromley equipment supporting our athletes. Although we exceeded our R&D targets in getting our athletes and also a number of clients to Vancouver in February, it was tinged with the disappointment of not topping what had been an amazing season by winning a medal at the games.

“It’s pretty much a case of ‘situation normal’ now, collecting all of the British medals so far this year, and showing that the Bromley equipment can perform well on all tracks across the world. It is great to have both Shelley and Kristan currently standing as second in the world rankings, as this is a great tribute to the technology and athlete partnership. We have great hopes for the remaining part of the season and delivering on this year equipment R&D programme and we are over the moon that Shelley & Kristan are happy with the support being delivered by our team.

“In addition to our Team Bromley athletes, Shelley & Kristan, we have had a very good year with commercial sled sales and it’s great to see our customers performing well on the World Cup, Intercontinental and Europa Cup tours.” 

In the current World Cup rankings Kristan is in 2nd place with 802 points, only 17 points behind the current leader Martins Dukurs of Latvia. Similarly Shelley also lies in 2nd place in the women’s world rankings with 814 points, 36 point behind Anja Huber of Germany. 

The World Cup competition resumes in Igls, Austria on 14th January, ahead of the final three rounds in Winterberg, Germany, St Moritz, Switzerland and Torino, Italy.