2-woman Bobsleigh European Champion Sergeeva wins in Monobob World Series
Winterberg (RWH) World Cup overall winner Stephanie Schneider in 2-woman Bobsleigh and Hans-Peter Hannighofer (both GER) in the 2-man Bobsleigh have won the first races of the IBSF Europe Cup 2020/2021. In Winterberg (GER) Stephanie Schneider, last winter's overall winner of the BMW IBSF World Cup, won with push athete Tamara Seer. Second at the season opener were Katrin Beierl/Jennifer Onasanya from Austria ahead of the Romanian duo Andreea Grecu/Katharina Wick.
Hans-Peter Hannighofer won both Winterberg Europe Cup races in the 2-man bob. Pushed by Christian Röder, the 23-year-old initially relegated the Swiss Michael Kuonen/Marco Tanner and Rostislav Gaitiukevich/Roman Koshelev (RUS) to second and third place, respectively. In the second race the duo Hannighofer/Marcel Kornhardt won ahead of Gaitiukevich/Koshelev and the Latvians Davis Kaufmanis/Arnis Bebriss.
The premiere of the Women's Monobob World Series, which will be held at all IBSF race series in winter 2020/2021, was won by Nadeshda Sergeeva from Russia, the European Champion in 2-woman Bobsleigh. For the 33-year-old it was the first race in the discipline, which will become Olympic for the first time in 2022 in Beijing. Second place went to Martina Fontanive (SUI) ahead of Katrin Beierl, who thus finished on the podium twice in Winterberg. ©RWH2020