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Defending title holder Jamanka finishes second ahead of Stephanie Schneider

St. Moritz (RWH) The 2-woman bobsleigh pilot Kaillie Humphries of the USA has slightly extended her lead in the overall BMW IBSF World Cup standings with her fourth World Cup win of the season.

At the St. Moritz-Celerina Olympia Bobrun – which hosted the penultimate race of the 2019/2020 season – Humphries and her brake woman Lauren Gibbs secured a 0.16-second lead over the Olympic and World Champion Mariama Jamanka (GER), who was racing with Kira Lipperheide. Just one hundredth of a second behind, Stephanie Schneider/Leonie Fiebig (GER, 0.17 seconds back) finished in third place.

The local heroes Martina Fontanive/Nadja Pasternack (SUI) celebrated the pilot's best BMW IBSF World Cup result to date in fourth place. The Swiss duo missed out on their first podium finish by just about a tenth of a second.

In the overall standings for the 2019/2020 BMW IBSF World Cup, Kaillie Humphries (USA, 1484 points) now has a good 70 points over Stephanie Schneider (GER, 1411). However, the national federation USABS announced that the USA’s bobsleigh teams would not be competing at the finals in Sigulda (LAT, 14–16 February). The defending World Cup title holder Mariama Jamanka (GER, 1381) will start the last of this season’s eight races in third place overall.

Further information, the World Cup results and the latest overall standings are available at ibsf.org. ©RWH2020

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