Liverpool’s Danielle Scott came out of retirement for one race only this weekend to participate in the Luge World Cup.
The event took place in Konigsee, Germany and Scott represented Team GB on short notice, finishing with a time of 54.823 that got her 19th position and a 49th placed world ranking.
International sliding ? over for the year, 7 runs, 1 race, 19th place, World Ranking 49th ?, I’ll take that considering I didn’t think I’d be racing for GBR again ??, thanks for having me ? #luge #nationscup #worldcup #gbteam #königssee #Germany #comeback #thisgirlcan pic.twitter.com/Vb7HFWkmgG
— Danielle Scott (@daniscottluge) February 29, 2020
Italian racer Sandra Robatscher won the women singles competition, with Dani finishing just 2.692 seconds behind her.
German pair Jessica Degenhardt and Cheyenne Rosenthal took second and third retrospectively.
Deemed as the fastest sport on ice, Luge is one of the most exciting winter sports to watch.
Luge competitors use their feet, calves and shoulder muscles to direct the toboggan. The main steering mechanism are the two kufens, or elongated runners, on which the competitors rest their feet.
A slight nudge to the kufen can drastically shift the toboggan’s direction, making the sport require intense amounts of skill and concentration.
The sport made Winter Olympic debut in 1964 and still remains a key part of the competition that takes place every four years.
Scott is an avid runner also, competing for Knowsley Harriers, where she regularly excels, even breaking a course record on the Dream parkrun event in December.
There’s been lots of Parkrun action for KHAC members and friends today, including some at Knowsley, Croxteth, Alexandra, and The Dream!
— Knowsley Harriers AC (@KnowsleyHarrier) December 21, 2019
Danielle Scott, the six-time British champion, works for Mersey Fire after previous careers in the Army and NHS.
Picture by Steffen Prößdorf under Creative Media Commons License