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Ireland's Seán Greenwood eliminated from skeleton event at Sochi Winter Olympics

Updated: Saturday, 15 Feb 2014 18:35 | Comments

Seán Greenwood was unable to recover from second round crash
Seán Greenwood was unable to recover from second round crash

Ireland's Seán Greenwood participation at the Sochi Winter Olympics is at an end after a last-place finish after three heats of the skeleton event this afternoon.

The Olympic Skeleton competition is held over four runs with the gold medal going to the athlete with the fastest aggregate time. 

Greenwood recorded a time of 58.22 in his third run, giving him a cumulative total of 3:01.32. That time left him 13.04 off the lead and 27th out of the 27 remaining competitors.

With only the top 20 taking part in the fourth run, Greenwood's involvement in the games was at an end.

Ultimately a second-run crash proved costly for the Irish competitor. Greenwood came off his sled on Friday, but managed to hold on and complete his run, however, the lost time would prove to big an obstacle to overcome in the overall event.

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