Wyatt wins World Cup bronze

Wyatt wins World Cup bronze

Marcus Wyatt made it two medals in a matter of hours for British Skeleton as he followed Laura Deas on to the podium in Park City.

Wyatt matched Deas’ brilliant bronze as he ensured the team’s incredible start to the season continued in the United States. 

The former American Footballer won gold in Whistler last week, with Brogan Crowley claiming silver and Matt Weston bronze on the same day, meaning the squad now have five medals in just two World Cup competitions.

Wyatt moved up from fourth after the first run in New York State to make it back-to-back World Cup medals for the first time in his career. The fastest start of Heat 1 and the second quickest of Heat 2 helped him finish fully four tenths of a second ahead of Germany’s Felix Keisinger in fourth.

Wyatt clocked 1 minute 36.63 seconds as reigning Olympic and World Champion Christopher Grotheer took gold and South Korea’s Seunggi Jung silver.

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Marcus Wyatt has two medals in as many weeks

The result ensures 30-year-old Wyatt retains the World Cup points leader’s yellow jersey heading into a two-week-long break before Race No3 in Lake Placid on December 16th.

Fellow Brits Laurence Bostock and Matt Weston finished 14th and 18th respectively, with Weston popping a spur at the start of Run 1 to end his chances of positive result almost before the race had begun.

That mistake meant Weston was the slowest of all 19 athletes in Run 1 but he showed his class to produce the fourth fastest time of Run 2 off the second fastest start.

Bostock was racing in just his fifth World Cup competition and neither he, nor Weston, had ever raced at Park City before.

Bobsleigh takes over tomorrow, with Brad Hall and co competing in the 2-man and then the 4-man on Friday and Saturday as they look to build on their own double medal success from Whistler.