Mapp makes wider podium in Moritz

Mapp makes wider podium in Moritz

Corie Mapp made the wider podium but missed a medal at the Para Bobsleigh World Championships on Friday morning.

Mapp finished sixth at the showpiece event of the season in St Moritz as his hopes of a first World title were put on a hold for another year.

The 44-year-old sat fourth overnight and was just three hundredths of a second outside the medal positions at the halfway stage but he slipped back to the field as Austria’s Hermann Ellmauer took gold.

Latvian Arturs Klots - the man who beat Mapp to European Championship gold in Igls seven days ago - won silver, with overnight leader Christopher Stewart finishing third.

Mapp, who is a double amputee following injury while serving in Afghanistan in 2010, clocked a four-run time of 4 minutes 54.77 seconds to end 1.15 seconds behind the winner and .87 shy of bronze.

A medal for Mapp would have been the 36th of his remarkable bobsleigh career to date.

The Para Bobsleigh season concludes with back-to-back races in Lillehammer on February 11 and 12. 

The 4-man bobsleigh now takes centre stage as far as GB are concerned, with Brad Hall, Arran Gulliver, Taylor Lawrence and Greg Cackett in action on Saturday and Sunday.