Berchtesgaden (RWH) The German bobsleigh head coach René Spies has nominated his team for the BMW IBSF World Cup 2019/2020. This was announced by the German national Federation BSD in a press release.
The Olympic and World Champions Mariama Jamanka and Francesco Friedrich with their push athletes teams were already seeded for the World Cup team. In 2-woman Bobsleigh, Mariama Jamanka, World Championships runner-up Stephanie Schneider and U23 World Champion Kim Kalicki will compete in the first two World Cup races in Lake Placid (USA). The Youth Olympic Champion (2016) and freshly crowned German Champion Laura Nolte will start the season in IBSF Europe Cup, but is set for the World Cup and the BMW IBSF World Championships in Altenberg from Winterberg at the beginning of January 2020.
Francesco Friedrich, European 4-man Bobsleigh Champion Johannes Lochner and German 4-man Bobsleigh Champion Christoph Hafer will compete in the men's events in Lake Placid.
Shortly before the end of the year, there will be a new selection on the World Championship track in Altenberg, according to BSD news. Then the World Cup starters from Lake Placid, the currently injured World Championships bronze medallist Johannes Lochner and Junior World Champion Richard Oelsner will again compete for their starting places for the second part of the World Cup season. Kim Kalicki and Stephanie Schneider will also compete a new selection fort he third German World Cup spot. ©RWH2019
The BSD nominations for the BWM IBSF Bob & Skeleton World Cup 2019/2020 at a glance:
Mariama Jamanka: Kira Lipperheide, Annika Drazek
Stephanie Schneider: Ann-Christin Strack, Lisette Thöne
Kim Kalicki: Viktoria Dönike, Kathleen Heigl
Laura Nolte: Deborah Levi
2-man and 4-man Bobsleigh
Francesco Friedrich: Martin Grothkopp, Candy Bauer, Alexander Schüller, Thorsten Margis
Christoph Hafer: Christian Hammers, Michael Salzer, Tobias Schneider, Lukas Frytz
Johannes Lochner: Christian Rasp, Florian Bauer, Christopher Weber