Nicole Silveira is 8th at the opening of the World Cup



(Photo: Vietrus Lacis/IBSF)

The 2022/2023 season of the Skeleton World Cup began with a historic result for Brazil. Nicole Silveira finished eighth in the Whistler stage, in Canada, achieving her best placement on the main international circuit of the sport

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On the first descent, Nicole Silveira made a time of 53s99 to take seventh place among the 16 participants in the race. The Brazilian was 54 hundredths behind the American Hallie Clarke who was the fastest in the heat, with 53s45.

Nicole races down the Whistler track at the Skeleton World Cup
(Photo: Vietrus Lacis/IBSF)

On the second descent, Nicole completed the Whislter track in 54s01. In the total of the two times taken, the Brazilian got 1min48s00. In the standings, Nicole Silveira finished in eighth position, tied with Canadian Jane Channell. Olympic champion Hannah Neise won the stage with 1min47s40. Silver for Hallie Clarke, from the United States, and bronze for the British Brogan Crowley.

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This was the Brazilian’s third competition of the season. Last week, Nicole Silveira won two silver medals at the Copa América de skeleton stage on the Canadian track. Now, she travels to the United States to compete in the Park City and Lake Placid stages of the World Cup.

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