Lillehammer (RWH) In Lillehammer (NOR) the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation IBSF hosted 33 skeleton athletes for a Development Camp from 8 to 14 November. Development Programme Coordinator Manfred Maier and IBSF Coach Dorin Velicu as well as Tom Johansen from Denmark welcomed the young up-and-coming athletes from 12 nations (AUS/CRO/DEN/ESP/ITA/LAT/MAS/NED/POL/ROU/SVK and UKR) for theory workshops (admin, material, rules) and a total of more than 400 training runs on the 1994 Olympic track.
16 of the boys and girls are preparing for the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games Gangwong/KOR. Vladyslav Klymenko from the Ukraine was the youngest participant at the age of 13 and was able to work his way up through the junior start to the men's start just like all the other participants during the training week.
The IBSF jury team for the Intercontinental and Europe Cup in Lillehammer with coordinator Roland Gruber actively supported the development team in order to be able to optimally look after the large field of participants.
The course was concluded with a regularity race in which the race procedure was simulated:
Women's skeleton: 1st Marta Andzane/LAT, 2nd Agurtzane Castello/ESP, 3rd Darta Neimane/LAT