Kim (pictured far right) with the World Cup, Intercontinental Cup and Europa Cup team members (Photo: BBSA)

The Isle of Wight’s very own Kim Murray has been selected to represent the British Skeleton Squad in the Intercontinental Cup (ICC) this winter.

The move up from the Europa Cup, which Kim competed in last year, comes following a strong performance during the weekend’s selection races in Lillehammer, Norway.

Kim is now on the verge of competing at World Cup level and could still be involved in the top flight action this winter if she meets her performance targets in the ICC. The main aim is to compete in the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022 – over 4 years away.

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28-year-old Kim, from Binstead, is a former long jumper and won Gold for the Isle of Wight at the 2007 NatWest Island Games in Rhodes. Her jump that day (5.95m) still stands as the Games Record, but injury has forced a change in sport. She first moved into the head-first sport of Skeleton back in 2015 after being selected from 1,000 applicants in the power2podium talent search.

The ICC season begins early next month, with things set to get underway at the fastest track in the world – Whistler, Canada – on 4th November.

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