Kristan Bromley is in with a chance of securing the second skeleton World Championship medal of his career after the first two of four runs in St Moritz.
The 40-year-old, who won the World Cup, World Championship and European Championship titles in an all-conquering 2007-08 season, sits eighth at the halfway stage.
Bromley sat fourth after clocking 1:08.58minutes on his first run at the Switzerland track before posting 1:08.91 on his second outing for eighth overall.
Russia’s Alexander Tretiakov leads two-time defending champion Martins Dukurs by 0.09seconds with Sergei Chudinov third another 0.56 further adrift.
Tomass Dukurs sits fourth 0.61 behind Chudinov with 0.46 separating him in fourth and Bromley in eighth with the final two runs scheduled for Saturday.
Bromley had earlier in the day in St Moritz witness partner Shelley Rudman become the first British female ever to win the skeleton World Championship title.
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