Kim Kalicki in second place ahead of European Champion Laura Nolte
Altenberg (RWH) Kaillie Humphries/Lolo Jones (USA) are the half-time leaders in 2-woman bobsleigh at the 2021 BMW IBSF World Championships. In Altenberg (GER), the defending World Champion and Olympic Champion of 2010 and 2014 set the best time in both runs and finished the first day of the World Championships ahead of Kim Kalicki/Ann-Christin Strack (GER) in second place. Kalicki, the 2020 World Cup silver medallist and Junior World Champion, finished 0.34 seconds behind the leading US duo. Reigning European and Junior World Champion Laura Nolte (GER) with Deborah Levi is third after the first World Championships day in Altenberg, 0.42 seconds behind.
Fourth in the intermediate ranking and four tenths of a second behind a medal place is the 2015 and 2017 World Champion Elana Meyers Taylor (USA) with push athlete Sylvia Hoffman (USA). Fifth before the final day is overall World Cup winner Katrin Beierl from Austria with Jennifer Onasanya. Andreea Grecu/Katharina Wick (ROU), who were twelfth after the first race run, moved up to sixth place with the third-best time in the second run.
The World Cup final in the 2-woman bobsleigh with runs number three and four will be on Saturday, 6 February, at 2.30 and 4 p.m. ©RWH2021