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‘MIXED EMOTIONS’ SAYS SKELETON’S KIM MURRAY AFTER ST MORTIZ PERFORMANCE

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Isle of Wight-born Skeleton athlete Kimberley Murray says she has mixed emotions after finishing 14th in St Mortiz, Switzerland last week.

It was the 31-year-old’s second-best World Cup finish of the year, but she says that it could have been better still.

Towards the end of January, Kim secured a career-best by winning the Intercontinental Cup race at Lake Placid, USA. That 1st place came after setting a new track record in the World Cup at Igls, Austria earlier in the month.

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It was Germany’s Tina Hermann that took the win in Switzerland on Friday (31st January) in a time of 2:19.87. Kim, a former Long Jump athlete, finished just 2.47 seconds behind securing 14th place – only 0.24 seconds behind teammate Laura Deas.

Kim now heads to Altenberg, Germany for what she describes as ‘quite a different experience’ – the BMW IBSF World Championships on 28th/29th February.

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