Laura Nolte wins monobob gold at BMW IBSF World Championships in St. Moritz, Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

Olympic Champion Kaillie Humphries takes silver ahead of Lisa Buckwitz with bronze

St. Moritz (RWH) Bobsleigh pilot Laura Nolte (GER) is the 2023 Monobob World Champion. At the BMW IBSF World Championships in St. Moritz (SUI), Nolte won the first gold medal in the solo discipline of female bobsleigh pilots for the German team. Women's monobob was on the World Championships program for the first time in 2021.

Kaillie Humphries of the USA, Olympic Champion in 2022 and first World Champion in monobob in 2021, finished second in St. Moritz, 0.40 seconds behind winner Nolte. For Humphries, silver is the ninth World Championship medal overall in women's monobob and 2-woman bobsleigh.

World Championship bronze was won by Lisa Buckwitz (GER) at the BMW IBSF World Championships in St. Moritz. For the German, 2018 Olympic Champion as Mariama Jamanka's push athlete, it was the first ever World Championships medal.

Breeana Walker (AUS), Olympic fifth in Beijing 2022, missed the first World Championships medal medal for Australia by two tenths of a second and finished fourth. Kim Kalicki (GER) finished fifth in the World Championships ahead of Canada's Cynthia Appiah in sixth place.

Swiss local hero Melanie Hasler finished seventh on her home track.

Junior World Champion Maureen Zimmer (GER) finished eighth.

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Laura Nolte (GER, 2023 World Champion, 2023 European Champion).

"Awesome. I didn't expect it, even though a medal was the goal. I thought Kaillie will dominate - but of course I didn't want to let go."

Kaillie Humphries (USA, 2023 World Championship silver, 2021 World Champion, 2022 Olympic Champion)

„I am happy with the second race day. We made an equipment change, chose diifferent runners I never tested in a race before. That went well. And I have a great team and a great support staff.“                                                                                                                         

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

"I had a good starting position after day one, even though Breeana Walker was pretty close. But my last run was really good and I am mega happy about my first World Championship medal as a pilot and ever."

Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis
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