Appiah takes overall lead with second place, World Champion Humphries finishes third
Altenberg (RWH) Christine de Bruin from Canada celebrated her first victory in the Women's Monobob World Series in Altenberg (GER). At the fifth race of the season in the series during the BMW IBSF World Cup 2021/2022, de Bruin was in second place after the first race run, 0.01 seconds behind her team mate Cynthia Appiah (CAN). In the second race run, however, Christine de Bruin had the better run time and won the race ahead of Appiah (0.13 seconds back) and World Champion Kaillie Humphries from the USA (0.19 seconds back).
Kim Kalicki (GER), ninth after the first race run, managed to jump to fifth place in the second run and her best result in the World Series.
Ying Qing, monobob pilot of Olympic host China, celebrated her best result in the discipline so far in Altenberg with sixth place. At the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, the women's monobob discipline will be an Olympic event for the first time. Olympic two-man bobsleigh champion Mariama Jamanka (GER), who had won the Olympic test in the monobob at the new Yanqing Sliding Center, finished seventh.
With her second place in Altenberg, Cynthia Appiah (CAN, 996 points) is the new leader in the women's monobob World Series. Laura Nolte (GER), fourth in Altenberg, follows close behind in second place with 994 points. Elana Meyers Taylor from the USA (979), who started the season with two victories, was twelfth in Altenberg and thus dropped from first to third place.
Olympic event for the first time.