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Photo: Viesturs Lacis
Elana Meyers Taylor in the lead ahead of Kaillie Humphries and Jamie Greubel Poser

Königssee (RWH) Bobsleigh pilot Elana Meyers Taylor (USA) are on course for World Championship gold at half-time in the BMW IBSF World Championships 2017 at Königssee (GER). The 2015 World Champion Elana Meyers Taylor with brakewoman Kehri Jones after two of four heats have a tight lead of 0,02 seconds over Olympic Champion Kaillie Humphries with Melissa Lotholz (CAN). Half time third is US duo Jamie Greubel Poser/Aja Evans (0,05 seonds back).

Local stars Mariama Jamanka with defending World Champion brakewoman Annika Drazek (GER) is currently on fourth place, 0,24 seconds behind the leader. Stephanie Schneier/Lisa Marie Buckwitz (GER) are 8th.

Heats three and four in the women’s bobsleigh will be raced on Saturday, 18 February at 3.15 pm and 4.45 pm. ©RWH2017

Quotes

Elana Meyers Taylor (USA, 2014 Olympic silver medallist, 2015 World Champion, overall 2014/2015 World Cup winner)

„This is a very competitive race, very close. I have to talk with the coaches now to figure out where I lost time.“

Kaillie Humphries (CAN, 2010 and 2014 Olympic Champion, 2012 and 2013 World Champion)

„I am happy with how I drove but we were way behind at the start. So if we will be faster there tomorrow, that will help a lot.“

Jamie Greubel Poser (USA, Olympic bronze medallist 2014)

„I made a mistake in first run in the upper part of the track that cost us time. The second run was really good. Now we must refocus and fight for every single bit.“

Photo: Viesturs Lacis

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