Competing in the Women’s Bobsleigh World Cup event in Altenberg, Germany, Pittmann and her pilot, Astrid Radjenovic, finished seventh in the strong 13-sled event.
A foot injury ended Pittman’s track and field career last March, and since that time, the 30-year old has been training hard in her bid to make the Australian team for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Pittman is currently around eight kilograms heavier than in her running days, however she is on track to increase her weight to around 85 kilograms in order to help push the sled off the start line.
Her power and strength will greatly assist Radjenovic, who is proving to be one of the sport’s best pilots.
In tricky conditions in Altenberg, the Australians finished their two runs in eighth and seventh place respectively, edging out teams from Switzerland, Belgium, Romania and Great Britain.
Impressively, they finished just 1.39 seconds behind the winning team from Germany after two runs down the 1.4 kilometre course.
Pittman and Radjenovic return to the ice next weekend for the World Cup event in Konigssee, Germany.