|Posted by lugenz on January 13, 2012 at 8:15 AM|
Matheson completed the first three of his six official training runs this morning. There was snow overnight and light snow during the early part of the training. For this training the athletes were split into two groups with 15 sliders in Matheson's Group A. Matheson placed 13th twice and 15th in his three runs. He reached a top speed of 101.4kph and on his 2nd run was 1.535 seconds ...behind the fastest slider. The fastest in the three runs were Latvia's Riks Rozitis (1st run), Germany's Christian Paffe (2nd run) and Latvia's Rihards Lozbers (3rd run). He has his final three training runs tomorrow morning.
This evening is the opening ceremony which will be held at the famous Bergisel Ski Jumping Stadium that over looks Innsbruck and was the site of the opening ceremony for the 1964 and 1976 Olympic Winter Games. It will be the only stadium to have welcomed Olympic athletes three times.
Alex Ferlazzo (Australia) and Matheson Hill (New Zealand) in the luge start house before this morning's first three (of six) official training runs.