By Anna Thompson
BBC Sport at the Winter Olympics
Bromley hopes the appliance of science can bring him gold
Britain's leading Olympic medal hope Kristan Bromley has planned his skeleton bobsleigh event meticulously.
The engineering graduate has been using his physics knowledge and the latest sled technology to give himself a chance of victory on Friday.
"The sport's all about physics. We have tried to bridge the gap to others by using technology," he told BBC Sport.
"It doesn't give us an advantage but it allows us to develop our knowledge base and it could help us get in the mix."
It will be the 2004 world champion's second Winter Olympics and he wants to put the disappointment of his 17th place at Salt Lake City behind him.
"It's the biggest race of your life. You're going 85mph and you have got to control your nerves as well," the 33-year-old said.
Britain does not have a full bobsleigh track although there is a start track at the University of Bath, where Bromley is employed.
He is currently ranked fourth in the world but one of the pre-Olympic favourites, America's Zach Lund, will miss the Games because of a doping ban.
Bromley is a self-confessed adrenaline junkie who describes skeleton as "one of the best experiences I've ever had in my life".
He would dearly love to win an Olympic medal but knows anything can happen on the day. He added: "Ultimately the medal is the end goal for me.
"But if I get down to the bottom and I could not have done any better, then I will come away a happy man.
"It's all about me having fulfilment and being able to do it on the biggest stage. If I can do that, I know I will be there or thereabouts."