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Summary

  1. Men's Skeleton
  2. GB's Marcus Wyatt finishes 14th; Dominic Parsons comes 18th
  3. Women's Skeleton
  4. GB's Laura Deas finishes 8th; Lizzy Yarnold only good enough for 19th

Live Reporting

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Today's BBC coverage

09:00-10:00 - Women's Skeleton: Heat 1 - BBC Red Button, Connected TV and online

10:30 -11:30 - Women's Skeleton: Heat 2 - BBC Red Button, Connected TV and online

13:00 -14:00 - Men's Skeleton: Heat 1 - BBC Red Button, Connected TV and online

14:30 -15:30 - Men's Skeleton: Heat 2 - BBC Red Button, Connected TV and online

What happened in Innsbruck?

In the women's skeleton, Russia's Elena Nikitina once again came out victorious, after her win in the second round in Park City. Her time of 1:48.80 saw her beat Canada's Elisabeth Vathje by 0.58 seconds.

GB's Laura Deas finished sixth, with former Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold 16th and Madelaine Smith 17th.

In the overall standings, Germany's Jacqueline Loelling leads Vathje by 36 points, with Deas the highest placed Brit in fifth place. Yarnold, who won bronze in the opening World Cup event, lies in 12th place.

Elisabeth Vathje, Elena Nikitina, Mirela Rahneva
AFP

In the men's skeleton, Latvia's Martins Dukurs won his second World Cup event of the year, beating South Korea's Sungbin Yun by 0.15 seconds.

GB's Marcus Wyatt finished 10th, whilst Jerry Rice and Dom Parsons finished 14th and 18th respectively.

In the overall standings, Yun leads Dukurs by 49 points, with Dom Parsons doing the best of the Brits in 12th place.

Sungbin Yun, Martins Dukurs, Nikita Tregubov
AFP

Path to Pyeongchang

Nick Hope looks ahead to the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, and assesses whether they could be a record-breaking Games for Great Britain.

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Nick Hope looks ahead to the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Where to next?

The build-up to February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang City continues with the third European swing of the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup.

Altenberg in Germany plays host to first meeting of 2018, after trips to Winterberg and Innsbruck before the Christmas and New Year beak.

Following Altenberg, Europe hosts two more events in Konigssee and St Moritz, Switzerland over the next couple of weeks.

Get Inspired: How to get involved with Skeleton?

Get Inspired

Get Inspired

Skeleton is a true daredevil sport. Competitors plummet head-first down a steep track at speeds of 80mph in what is considered the world's first sliding sport.

Britain has had substantial recent success in the sport, with Amy Williams and Lizzy Yarnold securing golds in successive Winter Olympics, 2010 and 2014 respectively.

The British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association offers a membership package that gives members the chance to try the sport and compete at the British Championships. There are also regular Talent ID days if you think you have what it takes.

Lizzy Yarnold
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