Bromley upbeat as he looks to crack skeleton top six

14 February 2014 / 15:25

Kristan Bromley is still eyeing a top six finish after a solid start to his Olympic skeleton campaign in Sochi.

Bromley has improved with every run down the track at the Sanki Sliding Centre and clocked 1:54.26 for his two opening runs, leaving him in joint eighth place, seven tenths of a second off bronze, with Russia's Alexander Tretiakov the runaway leader.

"The first run I made a couple of mistakes but I corrected those for the second run and I was more competitive," he said 

"I just had a bit too much height in turn 11 and that cost me a couple of tenths, otherwise I'd be further up the leader board.

"I'm pleased with where I am and I feel that I can only improve. It's coming, I'm always at a disadvantage at the start but I can pull it back down the track with my driving. 

"It's quite stacked ahead of me and quite close. I just need to get better on each run and let's see where that takes me and whether I can push into the top six."

Bromley is making his fourth Olympic appearance and British team-mate Dominic Parsons, a newcomer at the Games, is just behind him in joint tenth.

"It was a great experience," he said. 

"I love competing and it's a great feeling competing in this kind of atmosphere. I was quite happy with both runs until corner 11 but I made a few mistakes down the bottom of the track and hopefully I can correct that tomorrow."

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