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Lake Placid (RWH) Local hero Steven Holcomb of the USA, who won the World Championships in the two-man bobsleigh in 2012 und the overall World Cup in the same discipline in 2007 and 2014, took his first victory since January 2014 at the BMW IBSF World Cup in Lake Placid. Cheered on by a home crowd, the 2014 Olympic bronze medallist and his brakeman Carlo Valdes had a 0.11 second lead on German duo Nico Walther/Christian Poser, who came second. This was the best two-man bobsleigh result to date for Walther, who won the Junior World Championships in 2014. Third place in Lake Placid went to Korea’s Yunjong Won and Youngwoo Seo (0.12 seconds back), who raced to their third podium placing of the season on a sled sporting the portrait of their head coach Malcolm “Gomer” Lloyd, who had died just a few days previously.
After the first half of the season and four of eight races, World Champion Francesco Friedrich, of Germany, who won the first three World Cup races of the season, continues to lead the overall standings in the BMW IBSF World Cup 2015/2016 with 835 points after placing eighth in Lake Placid. Yunjong Won is overall second with 776 points, and Nico Walther third with 770 points.
Complete results lists showing all race times, overall times and the latest World Cup standings can be found at ibfs.org, via Twitter (@IBSFsliding), on the official IBSF page, and on the IBSF Facebook group. ©RWH2015-2016

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