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Tina Hermann finishes second in Königssee ahead of Janine Flock

Königssee (RWH): Jacqueline Lölling is the overall winner in the 2017/2018 women’s skeleton BMW IBSF World Cup. In front of a home crowd at the final race at Königssee ice arena (GER), she celebrated her fourth World Cup win of the Olympic season to successfully defend her title.

Jacqueline Lölling, who was back in fourth place after the first World Cup heat, set the fastest time on the second run to climb back to the top of the field. Following the two heats, she held a 0.18-second lead over Tina Hermann (GER) in second place. Janine Flock of Austria (0.27 seconds back) ended the World Cup finale in third place.

Anna Fernstädt (GER), who was on track to take a surprise first place (and her first World Cup victory) after the first heat, eventually fell back to fifth place. Despite only competing in six World Cup races this winter, she still managed to finish tenth in the overall World Cup standings.

In the overall standings for the 2017/2018 BMW IBSF World Cup, Jacqueline Lölling (GER, 1,628 points) left her team mate Tina Hermann (GER, 1,504) trailing behind to secure her second overall win in a row. Elisabeth Vathje of Canada (1,470), who finished ninth in Königssee, took third place in the World Cup rankings.

For more detailed information including Results of World Cup and the current IBSF Ranking please visit ibsf.org. ©RWH2018                                                                                                               

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