Olympic Champion Kaillie Humphries second, start record for Lisa Buckwitz in third
Lake Placid (RWH) Bobsleigh pilot Laura Nolte (GER) in Lake Placid celebrated her first World Cup victory in women's monobob. In track record time (1:00,47 seconds) the 2-woman bobsleigh Olympic Champion claimed her first victory in the solo discipline since 2016 - back then she won gold at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer (NOR).
At the third stop for the 2022/2023 BMW IBSF World Cup, Nolte, the 2022 European Championship silver medallist, relegated Olympic and World Champion Kaillie Humphries (USA, 0.11 seconds back) to second place.
The monobob start record in the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Combination Bobsled, Skeleton & Luge Track is now held by Lisa Buckwitz (GER). No monobob athlete has ever been faster on the first meters in Lake Placid than her 5.80 seconds from the first run. Lisa Buckwitz finished third, 0.61 seconds behind winner Nolte.
In the overall ranking for the BMW IBSF World Cup 2022/2023 Kaillie Humphries (USA, 635 points) defended her lead. Overall second after the third of eight season's races is Laura Nolte (GER, 585) ahead of opener winner Bianca Ribi (CAN, 569) who finished sixth in Lake Placid.