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|General News vom 15.04.09|
|British Olympian Jonnie Woodall dies in Accident|
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Lausanne (pps) Former Great Britain Olympian Jonnie Woodall died after an accident. This was published on the website of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (FIBT).
A true ice track all-rounder Jonnie was British Luge Champion in single and doubles in 1972 and competed at the Sapporo Winter Olympics in his first season, finishing 35 out of 54. In his Bobsleigh career he was British Bobsleigh Champion Brakeman 1976, British Novices' Champion 1978, British Champion in 2 man and 4 man in 1980 and British Champion in 4 man in 1981 and 1982. He competed in the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, placed 10th in 2 man and 9th in 4 man.
The former bobsleigh athlete once served as president of British Skeleton, the British skeleton race manager and sliding sport television commentator for a Pan European sports channel.