Olympic Champion Jamanka in second place ahead of World Champion Humphries
Altenberg (RWH) Second World Cup victory for Kim Kalicki (GER) in 2-woman bobsleigh: At the BMW IBSF World Cup in Altenberg, the 2020 and 2021 World Championships silver medallist won the fifth race of the 2021/2022 Olympic season. Also in the winner's team: Olympic Champion Lisa Buckwitz in her first World Cup appearance as a push athlete since January 2018. In the meantime, the 27-year-old is actually competing as a pilot herself and ranks third in the current European Cup standings. Lisa Buckwitz last pushed Stephanie Schneider to a World Cup victory: In December 2017 in Winterberg.
Team-mate Mariama Jamanka (GER), who won Olympic gold in PyeongChang in 2018 pushed by Buckwitz, finished second in Altenberg with Alexandra Burghardt (0.22 seconds behind).
Third place went to World Champion Kaillie Humphries (USA, 0.43 seconds behind) with Sylvia Hoffman. Humphries, the 2010 and 2014 Olympic Champion, had won all the races she had competed in on her favourite track in Altenberg since 2014.
Anastasiia Makarova from Russia celebrated her best World Cup result so far in Altenberg with Elena Mamedova. The runner-up at the 2021 U23 World Championships finished fifth.
In the overall standings of the BMW IBSF World Cup, European and Junior World Champion Laura Nolte (GER, 1061 points) narrowly defended her lead in 2-woman bobsleigh with sixth place in Altenberg. Kim Kalicki (GER, 1037) is second overall ahead of Mariama Jamanka (GER, 948).