Gough bronzed in Germany

  • Jan. 24, 2011 10:00 a.m.
Amy Gough

Amy Gough

Abbotsford’s Amy Gough captured her third World Cup skeleton medal of the season on Saturday, winning bronze in Winterberg, Germany.

Gough, who also won bronze in Calgary and Park City, Utah earlier this year, had two consistent runs to clock a combined time of one minute, 58.52 seconds on the 1,330-metre track.

“Just like my other two podiums, I had two really solid runs and that is what I’m looking for,” said Gough, 33, who finished 20th last season in Winterberg. “This is not my favourite track. It is so weather dependent and can change so quick which makes it inconsistent for each athlete. But I didn’t come in here defeated and I’m happy with the result.”

Gough was joined on the podium by Shelley Rudman of Great Britain, who posted a golden time of 1:57.77. Germany’s Anja Huber claimed the silver at 1:57.99.

“I feel like I’m in a different mental head space with a lot less pressure this year,” said Gough, a 2010 Olympian. “I learned a lot last year and I think as you get older I’m able to deal with things a lot better and feel more comfortable now.”