Bromley slides ahead

Posted on 18 Jan 2010 by The Manufacturer

Bromley AET, which designs and manufactures winter sports equipment in the UK, found success at this weekend's Skeleton sledding World Cup in St Moritz with their Formula Ice team.

British Olympic silver medallist, Shelley Rudman, took victory in the female competition after posting a seasonal track record of 1:09.88. Rudman’s second win of the season closes the gap on current overall points leader, Mellisa Hollingsworth, to 34 points.

In the men’s competition Britain’s Kristan Bromley took silver in his best result of the season. Bromley came close to victory with a time of 1:09.27 but eventually finished just behind American Eric Bernotas. Bromley leaps from ninth to sixth in the overall standings but is still 323 points shy of leader Martins Dukurs of Latvia.

Bobsleigh and skeleton sled manufacturer, Bromley AET, a division of the Sheffield based Bromley Technologies, provide both Rudman and Bromley with their skeleton sleds. The considerable development work undertaken by the company to improve the sleds over the festive break has clearly paid dividends.

Skeleton is a winter Olympic sport in which an individual person rides head first on a small sled down a frozen bobsleigh track.

The final leg of this season’s World Cup series, which will double as the Skeleton European Championships, takes place in Igls in Austria on 22 and 23 January.

Tim Brown