Starting field in Lillehammer with 22 athletes from 15 nations
Lillehammer (RWH) Lonnie Bissonnette from Canada and Corie Mapp from the United Kingdom won the first two season races for the Parasport World Cup of the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation IBSF. At the kick-off in Lillehammer (NOR), 22 athletes from 15 nations competed.
In the first race, World Champion and World Cup title-holder Lonnie Bissonnette from Canada won ahead of Briton Corie Mapp, who had won the overall World Cup in 2018. Sebastian Westin from Sweden took third place.
On the second day of racing Corie Mapp scored the best time after the two runs. Lonnie Bissonnette finished second. Local hero Guro Frønsdal from Norway, one of five female athletes in the race, took third place on her home track.
In the overall standings for the IBSF Para-Sport World Cup 2019/2020, Corie Mapp and Lonnie Bissonnette are tied fort he lead with 435 points each after two out of ten races. The next stop of the IBSF Parasport World Cup is Oberhof (GER, 13-14 December). The fourth race of the season there also counts as European Championships for the starters from Europe. ©RWH2019
Photos: IBSF / Girts Kehris