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Photo: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis
Dunedin (RWH) Rhys Thornbury from New Zealand ends his career as skeleton athlete. The 28-years-old announced his decision on Facebook.

Rhys Thornbury started sliding in 2011, won two races in IBSF North American Cup and competed in his first BMW IBSF World Cup in January 2015. His best World Cup finish was rank eight in January 2017 in Königssee (GER). He competed in three IBSF World Championships, finishing 11th in 2017. At the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang (KOR), Rhys Thornbury was in sixth place ahead of the final run and was devastated after finishing 14th in the finale. ©RWH2018

Photo: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

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