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Last Updated: Sunday, 26 February 2006, 16:22 GMT
Rudman sets sights on 2010 gold
Shelley Rudman
Rudman already has one eye on gold at the 2010 Games
British skeleton star Shelley Rudman has set her sights on gold at the next Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010.

The 24-year-old picked up a surprise silver in Turin and will return home as Britain's sole medallist on Monday.

She said: "I have to set my goals for next year and really aim for the World Championships and the World Cup circuit and then hopefully gold in Vancouver.

"If I get into the top five more consistently in the event I think I will really prove myself."

Rudman picked up Great Britain's only medal of the Games after a blistering second run.

I am not Kelly Holmes - I have not brought home two gold medals
Shelley Rudman

As a result, she has been swamped by media attention, which is expected to continue when she returns home.

However, she warned: "I am not a big star and I have got to keep my feet on the ground - I expect there will be a little bit of hype when I get home because I am the only medal winner.

"But with regard to that I am not Kelly Holmes - I have not brought home two gold medals from the summer Games - so I think I have got to be a little bit realistic there."

World-class performance funding is set to ease Rudman's cause but she said she may yet maintain her part-time role as a classroom assistant.

She added: "I am not sure about that because I really enjoy working with children and helping them to accomplish things in their career."

Whatever her decision, her first goal is to "relax, have some time to go on holiday and completely collect my thoughts".

Interview: Shelley Rudman and Kristan Bromley


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