Bromley stages fine comeback in Koenigssee

25 January 2014 / 16:08

Kristan Bromley staged a fine comeback to finish fifth at the men’s skeleton European Championships and sixth at the World Cup finale as the two events were held together in Koenigssee.

Bromley, one of four British skeleton sliders chosen for next month’s Olympics on Wednesday, found himself down in 16th place after clocking a time of 51.99 seconds during the first of two runs in Germany.

However he shaved almost one and a half seconds off that time on the second run, posting 50.79 to jump up fully ten places to rank sixth in the World Cup race and fifth in the European Championships.

Sixth in the World Cup marks soon-to-be four-time Olympian Bromley’s second best finish of the season having finished seventh and then fifth at the World Cup double header in St Moritz earlier this month.

As has been the case for the majority of the season Martins Dukurs stormed away with victory by 0.82 ahead of elder brother Tomass to win a record fifth successive World Cup and European Championship title.

Meanwhile Dominic Parsons, who will join Bromley in competing at Sochi 2014 next month, improved from 15th after run one to 14th while David Swift, making his World Cup season debut, placed 27th.

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