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Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

Laura Nolte in second place ahead of Katrin Beierl 

Innsbruck (RWH) Breeana Walker (AUS) has won the race of the Women's Monobob World Series in Innsbruck (AUT).

The Australian is one of the most experienced monobob pilots: the 28-year-old has been on the starting line eight times since the start of the new discipline in winter 2018/2019. She won the race six times - in December 2019 against a field of 29 athletes from 18 nations. In the 2020/2021 World Series, however, the athletes use a completely new sled - which is no longer in one piece but, like the 2-woman bobsleigh, consists of front and rear sections that are mounted so that they can move.

The runner-up from Innsbruck also has experience in monobob: Laura Nolte (GER, 0.44 seconds behind) was 2016 Youth Olympic Champion. However, the 22-year-old has not competed in the monobob since then but is very successful in 2-woman Bobsleigh with five podium places including two wins in seven World Cup races.

Third place in Innsbruck went to local hero Katrin Beierl (AUT, 0.56 seconds behind), who had also finished third in the first race of the World Series in Winterberg (GER) in early December.

The Women's Monobob World Series will be held in winter 2020/2021 at races of all IBSF race series. The competition at the Olympia Eiskanal Innsbruck was the first of the series to be run in a BMW IBSF World Cup. 2022 in Beijing, the discipline is on the program of the Olympic Winter Games for the first time. 

For more detailed information including athlete profiles and results please visit ibsf.org. ©RWH2020

Photos: IBSF Viesturs Lacis

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