IBSF Skeleton Development Camp in Bludenz with 22 Skeleton athletes from nine nations, Photos: IBSF

Bludenz (RWH) Ahead of the coming IBSF Skeleton Europe Cup (Dezember 2 + 3), the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation IBSF staged a 5-day development camp for young Skeleton athletes at the Bludenz icetrack (AUT).

22 athletes from nine nations (BEL/CRO/ESP/FRA/NED/ROU/SUI/SVK/SRB) attended the camp at the new icetrack. Together with IBSF Coach Dorin Velicu and Development coordinator Manfred Maier, the rookies  started to learn the track from Junior start but managed to switch to top start soon. The Bludenz icetrack is  750 meter long with an average run time of about 33 seconds.

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The athletes, among them 13 year old Adelina Badara (ROU) who trains for the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games Gangwon (KOR), completed more than 270 training runs as well as workshops. The camp concluded with a regularity race in which the race procedure was simulated:

Winner of the race was Maxime Mingeon (FRA), son of 1999 4-man Bobsleigh World Champion Bruno Mingeon. Annelies VanDijk/NED and Marina Novotova/SRB tied for second place.

Also on site was IBSF Vice President Sport Ander Mirambell, a four-time Skeleton Olympian,  who supported the young athletes and addressed motivating and appreciative words to them as well as to coaches, support staff and also to the track officials. ©RWH2022

Photos: IBSF
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