Greg Rutherford makes international bobsleigh debut as London 2012 hero continues cost in the direction of Winter Olympics dream… however faces tight battle to qualify after solely ending seventeenth
- Greg Rutherford made his international bobsleigh debut in Germany on Sunday
- The London 2012 hero is trying to compete on the Winter Olympics this 12 months
- However, he faces a decent battle after solely ending 175h in Winterberg, Germany
Greg Rutherford made his international bobsleigh debut on Sunday – however stays in a decent battle to qualify for the Olympics after solely ending seventeenth in Winterberg, Germany.
Racing as a part of Lamin Deen’s four-man crew, the London 2012 lengthy soar gold medallist is pushing to achieve the Winter Olympics in Beijing, which begin subsequent month.
Deen’s crew are but to qualify and have just one extra World Cup race in St Moritz, starting on Friday. Rutherford’s bid to compete within the Olympics in a brand new sport was rocked by a shoulder harm in November.
Greg Rutherford made his international bobsleigh debut in Winterberg, Germany on Sunday
Britain’s No 1 crew within the four-man bobsleigh, led by Brad Hall, claimed their third second-placed end of the season. They are presently ranked fourth on the planet going into Beijing.
Rutherford is greatest remembered for his position in a memorable night time in London nearly 10 years in the past, when he gained gold so as to add to Sir Mo Farah and Dame Jessica Ennis’s triumphs within the capital.
The 35-year-old stays Britain’s document holder in each indoor and outside lengthy soar, and gained gold within the World Championships in 2015.
Meanwhile, British world champion Charlotte Bankes claimed her second snowboard cross World Cup victory in as many days in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
However he faces a decent battle to achieve the Winter Olympics after putting in solely seventeenth