Friday, February 17, 2006

Breckenridge Woman Competes in Olympics

Katie Uhlaender wants a re-do in her Olympic skeleton debut.

The 21-year-old from Breckenridge finished sixth Thursday behind gold medalist Maya Pedersen of Switzerland, Great Britain's Shelley Rudman, who took silver, and Canadian bronze medalist Mellisa Hollingsworth-Richards.

Uhlaender missed the podium by less than a second.

Pedersen, a two-time world champion and winner of four World Cups this season, won the race with a two-run combined time of 1 minute, 59.83 seconds. Rudman finished in 2:01.06 and Hollingsworth-Richards in 2:01.41. Uhlaender's time was 2:02.30.

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