BOBSLEIGH: Sixth in Whistler for Walker
12:33pm Saturday 24th November 2012 in By Owen Houlihan
PAULA Walker claimed her third successive top 10 finish in the FIBT WOrld Cup women's two-man series with sixth in Whistler, Canada, last night
The Trowbridge pilot, who lives in Paxcroft Mead with Great Britain men's number one John Jackson, moved up the standings with brakewomean Gillian Cooke after a stronger second run at the 2010 Winter Olympic venue.
Walker, 26, the 2010 world junior champion, had clocked the fastest training run but was eighth fastest with a 55.13 opening outing. But she and Cooke improved with 54.98 to move up to sixth, matching their performance in the opening round of the series at Lake Placid two weeks ago.
Home pair Kaillie Humphries and Chelsea Valois clinched victory.
Jackson, meanwhile, finished 15th in the two-man event with brakeman John Baines and races again with his four-man crew later today.
He said on Twitter: "Not the greatest 1st run, but at least we made the 2nd run and moved up 4 places to finish 15th. Hopefully we'll get better results in Europe.''
With the north American leg of the series concluded, competitors head back to Europe with round four at Winterberg, in Germany, next week.
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