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Shannon sits in 27th in skeleton qualifying

Updated: Saturday, 20 Feb 2010 09:50

Ireland's Pat Shannon in action during the Men's Skeleton qualifying
Ireland's Pat Shannon in action during the Men's Skeleton qualifying

Ireland's Pat Shannon sits in 27th place after his first two runs in the men's skeleton event at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

The Wexford native finished over 5.5 seconds behind current leader Martins Dukurs of Latvia who set a new track record during his first run-out.

Shannon returns to the Sliding Centre tonight for two more runs.

Medal Table

Country Total
USA 45 27 30 102
China 38 28 23 89
Great Britain 29 17 19 65
Russia 25 25 32 82
South Korea 13 8 7 28
Ireland 1 1 3 5
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