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IBSF development camps in Igls and Lake Placid with 80 participants from 17 nations, Photos: IBSF

Innsbruck/Lake Placid (RWH) The International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation IBSF staged two development camps in February and March with a total of 80 participants from 17 nations.

The first camp at the Olympic Icetrack in Innsbruck-Igls (AUT, February 7 - 12) was attended by 42 people from 12 nations. The youngest participant was 14, seven of the young athletes are focusing at the 2024 Youth Olympic Games. Five former brakemen/brakewomen joined the camp aiming to transfer to the pilot seat.

The camp in Lake Placid (USA) took place from 7th to 17th March with 38 participants from 10 nations. 14-year-old Emily Bradley (USA) broke the bobsleigh record for the youngest athletes ever to successfully complete the Lake Placid track from the top. Attending the Camp were nine former brakemen/brakewomen who actually competed in Beijing and want to transfer to the front seat. Four of the participants competed at the 2020 Youth Olympic games in St Moritz, three others are focusing on the upcoming Youth Olympic Games Gangwon 2024.

Through both camps, the IBSF coaching team offered a combination of sliding, education workshops, push training and physical training. ©RWH2022

Photos: IBSF

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