Record week for Jackson
Vancouver Olympian John Jackson completed a record-breaking week at the Europa Cup in St Moritz, collecting three medals including one gold in Switzerland.
Jackson endured a nightmare Winter Olympic debut in Vancouver last February, crashing in both the two-man and the four-man competitions on the treacherous Whistler Sliding Centre track.
But this season has seen a turn around of form for Jackson, who won two-man gold along with brakeman Dan Money in St Moritz before collecting two bronzes in both of the four-man races, aided by Dave FJ Smith, Bruce Tasker and Chris Woolley.
“Going into these races we were pretty confident that we could get a good result in St Moritz and I am really happy to have made the podium three times this week,” said Jackson.
“It is a huge achievement for us and shows that we are on the right track for even more success this season.”
Corporal Jackson who serves with the Royal Marines Commandos will next race in the World Cup in St Moritz later this week.
Meanwhile, the Army’s Corporal Paula Walker missed her World Cup race in Winterberg on Friday to be with her father who is critically ill in hospital.
But she will compete in the World Junior Championships with her crew of Kelly Denyer and Rebekah Wilson in Park City , Utah which takes place on January 31 – February 6, 2011 along with the men’s junior squad Will Golder, Kevan Crowell and Chris Williams.