Kim Kalicki second in Lake Placid ahead of Christine de Bruin
Lake Placid (RWH): US bobsleigh pilot Kaillie Humphries has won the second 2-woman bobsleigh race of the 2019-2020 BMW IBSF World Cup season in Lake Placid (USA). Once again racing with brakewoman Lauren Gibbs, the 2010 and 2014 Olympic Champion was unbeatable on the track.
One week after her surprising bronze medal on her World Cup debut, the U23 World Champion Kim Kalicki managed to climb one space further up the rankings this time: The 22-year-old led the first heat right up until the final athlete took to the track. Only Kaillie Humphries was ultimately quicker than the up-and-coming German pilot and her brakewoman Erline Nolte. By the end of the race, Kalicki/Nolte were 0.14 seconds behind and ended up finishing second in Lake Placid.
Third place went to the World Championship bronze medallist Christine de Bruin (CAN, 0.22 seconds back) with Kristen Bujnowski. The pairing from Canada recorded the best time on the second run to climb into the top three.
Kaillie Humphries (USA, 450 points) is currently leading the overall standings for the 2019/2020 BMW IBSF World Cup, followed by Kim Kalicki (GER, 410) and Stephanie Schneider (GER, 402). The World Championship runner-up finished fourth in Lake Placid.
Further information, the World Cup results and the latest overall standings are available at ibsf.org, many photos of all races at Flickr / IBSFsliding. ©RWH2019