Monobob European Champion Laura Nolte leads at World Cup half-time in St. Moritz, Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

Olympic Champion Humphries second ahead of Lisa Buckwitz

St. Moritz (RWH) Monobob European Champion Laura Nolte (GER) is the half-time leader at the 2023 BMW IBSF World Championships. At the Olympia Bobrun St. Moritz-Celerina (SUI), Nolte goes into the second day with another two race runs with a 0.27 second lead over Olympic Champion Kaillie Humphries (USA). After the first run in St. Moritz, defending World Champion Humphries and Laura Nolte were tied for first place.

Third in the intermediate World Championships ranking is Lisa Buckwitz (GER, 0.49 seconds back).

Breeana Walker from Australia, the Olympic fifth of Beijing, is fourth ahead of Cynthia Appiah from Canada.  Swiss local hero Melanie Hasler is ranked sixth after the first World Championships day on her home track.

Junior World Champion Maureen Zimmer (GER) is eighth at the World Championships halfway point.

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Laura Nolte (GER, European Champion 2023).

"I was already very happy with the first run and was also able to handle the slightly different conditions well in the second run. Kaillie Humphries and I tied after the first run and I knew everything had to be right so she wouldn't slide away from me."

Kaillie Humphries (USA, 2021 World Champion, 2022 Olympic Champion)

"All in all, I'm happy with the first World Championships day. I had a few mistakes in the second run, but my start is getting better with each run and I'm looking forward to tomorrow."

Lisa Buckwitz (GER, overall sixth BMW IBSF World Cup 2022/2023)

"That was exhausting for me, I'm still a little bit ailing health-wise. I'm really happy with the second run and also with third place for now. Then tomorrow is a new day."

Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis
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