Olympic Bobsleigh Champion Jamanka has to qualify for German World Cup team
Oberhof (RWH) Olympic Bobsleigh Champion Mariama Jamanka (GER) has to qualify for for the German team in the BMW IBSF World Cup 2018/2019. Also Olympic silver medallist Nico Walther as well as 4-Man Bobsleigh World Champion Johannes Lochner compete with their teammate for the current World Cup spots. The selection races for the bobsleigh team will start on 27 and 28 October with the German Championships in Winterberg, the second event is on November 10+11 in Altenberg.
Only double Olympic Champion Francesco Friedrich, who won Gold in 2-Man and 4-Man bobsleigh in PyeongChang, already has a secured World Cup spot for the post-Olympic winter.
Mariama Jamanka finished third in the Overall World Cup last winter, clinching European Championships silver and surprisingly won Olympic 2-woman bobsleigh Gold in PyeongChang with push athlete Lisa-Marie Buckwitz.
Nico Walther won Olympic silver in PyeongChang, tied with the Korean team of pilot Yunjong Won. Johannes Lochner is reigning World Champion in 4-Man Bobsleigh and the defending champion in Overall BMW IBSF World Cup.
The German skeleton athletes will compete for the World Cup team in Königssee (21.-27.10.), Altenberg (28.10. - 02.11.) and Winterberg (4. - 10.11.). Only Jacqueline Lölling, reigning World Champion, Overall World Cup Champion and Olympic Silver Medallist, is already set. © RWH2018
Photo: IBSF / Eugen Eslage
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