Ugis Zalims finishes second ahead of Alexander Kasjanov
Whistler (RWH) First World Cup victory for local hero Chris Spring: At the BMW IBSF World Cup in Whistler (CAN), the bobsleigh pilot from Canada and his brakeman Lascelles Brown won the second two-man bobsleigh race in front of a home crowd. Following two runs at Whistler Sliding Center, home of the ice track used for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Spring/Brown held a 0.20-second lead over the Latvian pairing of Ugis Zalims/Intars Dambis, who achieved their first podium finish of the 2015/2016 World Cup season. Alexander Kasjanov/Alexei Pushkarev (0.24 seconds) of Russia finished third.
During the first round, Kasjanov/Pushkarev managed to achieve a new track record for Whistler. The old record was set by the German pairing of Thomas Florschütz/Richard Adjei on their path to becoming silver medallists at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Yunjong Won (KOR, 1153 points) continues to lead the overall standings in the 2015/2016 BMW/IBSF World Cup. Following his victory in the first race at Whistler, the Korean went on to finish in ninth at the second two-man bobsleigh event. Following six out of eight World Cup races, second place in the overall rankings is shared by Nico Walther of Germany, who finished sixth in Whistler, and Ugis Zalims (LAT) on 1074 points each.
Complete results lists showing all race times, overall times and the latest World Cup standings can be found at www.ibfs.org, via Twitter (@IBSFsliding), on the official IBSF page, and on the IBSF Facebook group.©RWH2015-2016
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