One day after Edson Bindilatti won his first ever two-man bobsled gold, Israel’s Jared Firestone won his first ever men’s skeleton gold with a win in Lake Placid.
Firestone opened up a big .44 second lead over Czechia’s Sebastian Zeleznik after one run, with Ireland’s Brendan Doyle in third.
On the second run Doyle had the fastest run of the medal contenders to leapfrog Zeleznik and move into the lead with only Firestone to go. Firestone had trouble off the start, but put down a good enough slide to maintain a lead over Doyle and win his first IBSF gold medal.
Firestone’s gold medal was his third straight to start his season, and sixth dating back to the 2021/2022 sesaon.