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Jamie Greubel Poser second ahead of Elana Meyers Taylor

Whistler (RWH): The Olympic Champion Kaillie Humphries of Canada has won the women’s bobsleigh event at the BMW IBSF World Cup in Whistler. With Melissa Lotholz taking on the role of brakewoman, the local hero pushed the defending World Cup holder Jamie Greubel Poser (USA, 0.48 seconds back) with Aja Evans into second place.

Third place at Whistler Sliding Centre was secured by Elana Meyers Taylor (USA, 0.83 seconds back) with Kehri Jones. The current World Champion set a new start record on her first run, achieving a time of 5.06 seconds.

The Junior World Champions Mica McNeill/Mica Moore (GBR) surprised the field by finishing third on their first run in Whistler before ending the race in fifth, tied with Nadezhda Sergeeva/Yulia Shokshueva (RUS), to celebrate their best World Cup result to date. The last British female pilot to finish higher in the World Cup was Nicola Minichiello, who achieved three podium finishes in the winter of 2008/2009.

Following the third of the season’s eight races in the BMW IBSF World Cup 2017/2018, the overall standings for the Olympic winter are as follows: Kaillie Humphries (CAN, 660 points) leads Jamie Greubel Poser (USA, 627) and Elana Meyers Taylor (USA, 610). ©RWH2017

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