Shelley Rudman has won Team GB's first medal of the Winter Olympic Games, claiming silver in the women's bob-skeleton.
Lying fourth after the first run, Rudman produced a faultless second effort to move up the rankings behind only the favourite, Maya Pedersen of Switzerland.
Elsewhere at the Games, Britain’s curlers have got off to promising starts this week as both the men’s and women’s teams well placed to reach the semi-finals.
Rhona Martin and her team had beaten both Switzerland and Denmark before they lost out to world champions Sweden 8-6 in a tight encounter yesterday afternoon. Similarly, Britain’s men beat both Italy and New Zealand on Monday before losing 9-5 to Canada yesterday morning.
Martin and her team got back on track this morning with a comfortable 10-4 victory over Russia . Great Britain were in control from start to finish and there was no sign of the nerves which led to the defeat by world champions Sweden the previous day.
David Murdoch’s side’s got the better of Norway, edging them out in a game that was tighter than the 6-3 scoreline suggested, before another narrow victory (7-6) over Germany. They now top the standings after day three of the round-robin event.
Elsewhere this week, Chemmy Alcott impressed yesterday after she came 11th in the women’s downhill and Adam Rosen finished 16th in the men’s luge singles. Sarah Lindsay made it to the semi-finals of the 500m short track.
Meanwhile Britain’s bob-skeleton men performed well in training, with Adam Pengilly third fastest and Kristan Bromley in sixth.