A WELSH Olympian finishes 19th overall in the women’s Skeleton after tough run.

Team GB's Laura Deas made it to the fourth and final heat today after she finished 20th in the third heat, but was only able to climb one more place to 19th overall after the end of the fourth heat.

The 33-year-old was born in Wrexham but grew up in the village of Llanfynydd in Flintshire

Laura won a surprise bronze four years ago in Pyeongchang however has had a tough run this time round

The women’s Skeleton has produced a medal for Great Britain every year since its introduction to the Olympics in 2002 but this streak was broken today when both Laura and Brogan Crowley, another British Skeleton athlete who did not qualify for the final run, failed to bag a medal.

Yesterday (Friday, February 11) Laura finished 21st after the first two women's heats of the skeleton. The final two heats were raced today

Before the heats began on Friday, Laura tweeted: “Olympic competition starts tomorrow and I've drawn bib number 1!

“Whatever happens I am incredibly proud to represent my country once again at the Olympic Games and I will give it my all!”


Laura finished the final heat with a time of 4:11.55. German Hannah Neise won gold with a time of 4:07.62 and Australian Jaclyn Narracott won silver. The Dutch slider Kimberly Bos took home Bronze.