Kim Meylemans (25) was allowed to test the brand new skeleton track in Beijing yesterday. Successfully. No one went faster than our compatriot in the second descent.
Six months after the Summer Games in Tokyo, the Winter Olympics are already on the menu. They will start on February 4 in the Chinese capital Beijing.
Yesterday the skeleton athletes were allowed to try out the brand new track during a test race.
Kim Meylemans learned quickly. In the first run she only set the 21st time (1’05″10), with her second descent she was the fastest (1’03″24).
She finished in 11th place in the final standings, 2″19 from world champion Tina Hermann from Germany.
At the 2018 Olympics, Meylemans finished in 14th place.
16th chrono for the bobsleigh women
The bobsleigh women came into action last night in Beijing. Helmsman An Vannieuwenhuyse and brakewoman Kelly Van Petegem sent their sleigh to the 16th chrono, at 2’59 from the German duo Nolte-Levi.