Canada hosts secure silver in Whistler, while team USA 2 takes bronze
Whistler (RWH) Current title-holders Germany have taken gold in the team event at the 2019 BMW IBSF World Championships in Whistler. With a line-up comprising Christopher Grotheer (men's skeleton), Anna Köhler/Lisa Sophie Gericke (2-woman bobsleigh), Sophia Griebel (women's skeleton), and Johannes Lochner/Marc Rademacher (2-man bobsleigh), team GER 2 enjoyed a 0.15 second lead over their Canadian hosts. Dave Greszczyszyn, Christine de Bruin/Kristen Bujnowski, Mirela Rahneva, and Nick Poloniato/Keefer Joyce secured the silver medal at their home World Championships.
Bronze went to team USA 2, made up of Greg West, Brittany Reinbolt and Jessica Davis, Savannah Graybill, and Geoffrey Gadbois and Kristopher Horn (0.64 seconds behind).
Marcus Wyatt, Katrin Beierl and Valerie Kleiser, Laura Deas, Markus Treichl and Sebastian Mitterer, the international IBSF 1 team - comprising two British skeleton athletes and two bobsleigh teams from Austria - finished in fifth place.
Further information including the World Championships results are available at ibsf.org. ©RWH2019
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