McGrandle slides to second in Inter-Continental Cup

01 December 2014 / 15:05

Rose McGrandle expressed her delight after she slid to a second-place finish at the skeleton Inter-Continental Cup to clinch her third consecutive podium finish.

The 27-year-old was second-quickest after the first run in Konigssee with a time of 53.28 seconds – 0.15 behind Germany’s Jacqueline Loelling.

Loelling tightened her grip on top-spot after run two while McGrandle’s fifth-fastest time of 53.32 was enough to seal second with teammate Donna Creighton down in eighth.

“Wow. I’m really pleased to be on the podium here in Königssee again. It’s a challenging track, and although my second heat today wasn’t as good as my first, overall it was a consistent performance, and I can take away a lot of confidence from that,” said McGrandle.

In the men’s event David Swift and Ed Smith finished seventh and ninth respectively – leaving the former optimistic about his form going forward.

“After a disappointing race yesterday, today was a big improvement. I wanted to relax, concentrate on my performance and enjoy the sliding, and it made a big difference. I’ll aim to carry that mindset on to Winterberg next week,” said Swift.

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