Marina Gilardoni to head skeleton division at Swiss Sliding, Photos: IBSF / Charlie Booker

Filzbach (RWH) Marina Gilardoni (SUI), silver medallist at the 2020 World Championships in women's skeleton, is joining Swiss Sliding as head of the skeleton division. The Swiss national federation announced on its website that the 35-year-old will be responsible for supporting and encouraging aspiring skeleton athletes to achieve their goals.  

Marina Gilardoni announced the end of her athletic career at the end of March after 14 years in the sport. She took part in her first IBSF race in January 2008, as a bobsleigh pusher. She was the 2010 and 2011 Junior World Champion in the women's two-man bobsleigh before switching to skeleton. Marina Gilardoni has been on the World Cup podium five times and competed in the 2014 (18th place) and 2018 (11th place) Olympic Winter Games. She won bronze at the European Skeleton Championships in 2016 and silver in 2020. The 2020 BMW IBSF World Championships in Altenberg were the Swiss athlete's sporting highlight with a silver medal at her last race. ©RWH2023

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