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Weymouth bobsleigh ace Shone wins bronze medal
5:50pm Saturday 9th March 2013 in Sport
SERITA Shone’s astonishing return to the bobsleigh track continued with a bronze medal at the British Championships in Austria today.
The Weymouth ace fractured her spine in two places following a training crash in Germany in October 2011, but after months of rehabilitation she is now back on the ice and proving her potential.
The event at Igls was Shone’s first-ever competitive outing and to finish third overall alongside Sian Huxtable was a remarkable achievement.
The 23 year-old, who has only recently switched from brakewoman to driver, told Echosport: “It was great to finally be in a race situation and see how it all works, and to do our two fastest runs since we have been here was just superb. In fact, I am a bit speechless really.
“The last few weeks have been such a whirlwind and such a steep learning curve for me so to finish with a piece of bronze around my neck is just incredible."