Winter Sports

RAF Skeleton Ace Earns Europa Cup Podium Finish

Senior Aircraftman Benji Fulker has finished third in the Europa Cup tournament in Germany.

RAF and GB skeleton athlete Senior Aircraftman Benji Fulker bagged a podium spot at the Europa Cup in Winterberg, Germany, at the weekend. 

SAC Fulker, who was a key part of the RAF's Inter Services team, finished third with an accumulated run time of 1 minute and 52.33 seconds over two runs.

His bronze medal, behind two German racers, broke up the host nation’s clean sweep across two days of competition as he became the only non-home slider to make the podium.

It was Fulker’s first medal in nine races since his debut in December of last year.

The 24-year-old was up against 22 athletes in total at a track where he had only raced once previously – a 24th place finish just under 12 months ago.

Cover image: Library photo of SAC Fulker during a skeleton run.