Skeleton - Rudman leads British charge at World Championships

Shelley Rudman is hoping to ramp up her preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics as she leads a six-strong Great Britain team at the Skeleton World Championships in St Mortiz.

Skeleton - Rudman hoping to move up standings on tricky track

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Britain's Shelley Rudman celebrates (Reuters)

Great Britain will be represented by the full quota of three male and three female athletes for the second year in succession in Switzerland, with the event taking place between January 30 and February 2.

And there is no doubt as to who the star name is with reigning World Cup champion Rudman leading the women, joined by last year's bronze medallist and 2012 World junior champion Lizzy Yarnold as well as Donna Creighton, who will taking part in her third World Championships.

In the men's event, Britain's most successful male slider Kristan Bromley will be competing in his 15th World Championships alongside Ed Smith, competing at the event for the second time, and Dominic Parsons, who will be making his debut at the event.

"St Moritz is one of my favourite tracks and I've had some good results here in World Cup events over recent seasons including a win here two years ago," said 31-year-old Rudman, who won Olympic silver at Turin in 2006.

"I'm hoping that I can use that experience and result to finish on the podium.

"It would be a great way to set myself up for the next 12 months through to Sochi."

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