BMW IBSF World Cup: Bobsleigh pilot Kaillie Humphries wins in Altenberg
Altenberg (RWH): Olympic Champion Kaillie Humphries has just won her second race of the season. At the third race in the BMW IBSF World Cup season in Altenberg (GER), the Canadian and her brakewoman Melissa Lotholz finished 0.70 seconds ahead of the US duo of Elana Meyers Taylor/Kehri Jones. Christina Hengster/Sanne Dekker of Austria finished in third (0.78 seconds behind).
An Vannieuwenhuyse/Sara Aerts of Belgium, who were third after the first run, missed out on their first World Cup podium finish by just two tenths of a second to come fourth.
Christin Senkel of Germany, who was the brakewoman for Sandra Kiriasis when they finished fourth at the 2010 Olympics in Whistler, finished her World Cup début as a pilot in eleventh place with her brakewoman Ann-Christin Strack.
Kaillie Humphries (CAN, 650 points) continues to lead the overall standings in the 2016/2017 BMW IBSF World Cup. Jamie Greubel Poser (USA, 609), who finished fifth in Altenberg, is second overall, ahead of Christina Hengster (AUT, 586). ©RWH2016-2017
Photos: Viesturs Lācis
22 Nov 2017
Preview BMW IBSF World Cup: Whistler Sliding Center set to host all five World Cup disciplines
19 Aug 2017
Women’s Sports Foundation: Elana Meyers Taylor nominated for Sportswoman of the Year Award
19 Mar 2017
BMW IBSF World Cup: Alexander Kasjanov wins the 4-man bobsleigh finale and overall World Cup
18 Mar 2017
BMW IBSF World Cup: Francesco Friedrich wins first ever overall World Cup title in 2-man bobsleigh