Tina Hermann places second ahead of Anna Fernstädt
Altenberg (RWH): It is the third win of the season for the women’s skeleton World Champion Jacqueline Lölling (GER), who has won the BMW IBSF World Cup race in Altenberg (GER). After two runs, Lölling, who is also the defending World Cup holder, held a 0.13-second lead ahead of her team mate Tina Hermann (GER). Anna Fernstädt (GER, 0.43 seconds back) finished third in Altenberg and thus celebrated the second World Cup podium finish of her career.
Lelde Priedulena of Latvia recorded the best time in the second heat. However, after coming sixth in the first heat, she ultimately finished fourth, only just missing out on the podium.
In tenth place, Marina Gilardoni of Switzerland secured her first top-ten finish of the Olympic season.
Maya Pedersen (NOR), who secured gold for Switzerland (the country of her birth) at the 2006 Olympics, finished 15th for her best result since her comeback last season.
In the overall standings for the 2017/2018 BMW IBSF World Cup, Jacqueline Lölling (GER, 1,227 points) has now further extended her lead. Ahead of the final two races of the season, she now has 89 points on Elisabeth Vathje of Canada (1,118), who finished ninth in Altenberg. Tina Hermann (GER, 1,084), the 2016 World Champion, is third overall.
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Photos: IBSF/Viesturs Lacis