BMW IBSF World Championships: half-time in women’s bobsleigh: Anja Schneiderheinze in the lead ahead of Kaillie Humphries and Elana Meyers Taylor
The top three are followed by Junior World Champion Stephanie Schneider/Lisa Buckwitz (GER, 0.66 seconds behind) and Olympic bronze medallist Jamie Greubel Poser with Cherrelle Garrett (USA, 0.74 seconds behind).
Local stars Christina Hengster and Sanne Dekker crashed in the first heat, but moved up three places in the second run to lie in sixth at half-time 0.90 seconds behind the leaders.
Heats three and four in the women’s bobsleigh will be raced on Saturday, 13 February at 3.00 pm and 4.30 pm. ©RWH2015-2016
Anja Schneiderheinze (GER, 2015 and 2016 European Champion, 2015 World Championship silver medallist)
“If you’re working at something as big as this, you have to start the way you mean to go on. The pressure’s always on, whether I’m at the front or further down the field. But my win means I can look at tomorrow more calmly.”
Kaillie Humphries (CAN, 2010 and 2014 Olympic Champion, 2012 and 2013 World Champion)
“We had two good runs. We have a little work to do, some little things to fix. It’s all about consistency.”
Elana Meyers Taylor (USA, 2014 Olympic silver medallist, 2015 World Champion, overall 2014/2015 World Cup winner)
“I wonder why the second run wasn’t better. But it’s a four-heat race, and I’m super confident with our start times.”
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