WATERFOOT'S Kristan Bromley warmed up for the Olympics in Sochi by taking fifth place in the skeleton event at the European Championships in Germany.

The European Championships were held as part of the World Cup event in Konigsee, in which Bromley finished sixth overall.

Bromley has been selected to represent Great Britain at next month’s Winter Olympics – as has Blackburn’s Paula Walker in the bobsleigh.

Walker and colleague Rebekah Wilson finished seventh in the European Championships in Konigsee, and 11th in the World Cup meeting.