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Photo: IBSF/Viesturs Lacis

Jane Channell second ahead of Tina Hermann

Whistler (RWH): Skeleton athlete Jacqueline Lölling (GER) has celebrated her first win of the season in the BMW IBSF World Cup in Whistler (CAN). The World Champion won the third race of the winter 2017/2018 season on the track used for the 2010 Olympics. On her first run, Jacqueline Lölling was just six hundredths of a second off the track record for Whistler Sliding Centre (53.68 seconds), which was set by Amy Williams (GBR) in her Olympic win in February 2010.

Local hero Jane Channell (CAN, 0.23 seconds back) finished second to secure her third World Cup podium finish of her career. Third place in Whistler went to World Championship runner-up Tina Hermann of Germany (0.27 seconds back).

Lelde Priedulena of Latvia, the 2016 Junior World Champion, finished in fourth to secure her best World Cup result in almost two years. Back in February 2016, she also finished fourth in Königssee (GER).

The Belgian Kim Meylemans achieved her best ever World Cup result in fifth place.

Anna Fernstädt (GER), who is currently leading the IBSF Intercontinental Cup, finished sixth in her first World Cup race of the Olympic season.

After the third of eight races, the overall standings in the 2017/2018 BMW IBSF World Cup are led by defending World Cup holder Jacqueline Lölling (GER, 585) ahead of her team mate Tina Hermann (GER, 554) and Elisabeth Vathje of Canada (546), who finished eighth in Whistler. ©RWH2017

Full results: http://www.ibsf.org/en/component/events/event/169459
Ranking: http://www.ibsf.org/en/rankings/rankings?season=2017&ctype=6&session=WC

Photo: IBSF/Viesturs Lacis

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