Kalicki second at final in Sigulda, Ying Qing takes first monobob podium for China
Sigulda (RWH) Bobsleigh pilot Kaillie Humphries (USA) is in the history books of the sport as the first overall World Cup winner in women's monobob. At the 2022/2023 BMW IBSF World Cup, the solo discipline for women bobsleigh pilots was officially part of the World Cup program for the first time. At the final of the race series in Sigulda (LAT), Kaillie Humphries claimed the first big crystal globe trophy for overall World Cup victory in women's monobob after setting a track record in the first run (52.87 seconds) with her fourth win of the season. In 2021, the US pilot had already celebrated the first World Cup title in the discipline, and in 2022 in Beijing she won the gold medal at the Olympic premiere in women's monobob.
Kim Kalicki (GER, 0.44 seconds behind) finished second in the final in Sigulda. After the first of the two races, the German had still been in sixth place.
Ying Qing (CHN, 0.58 seconds back) celebrated the first World Cup podium for the Chinese female bobsleigh pilots on rank three. Tied for third finished Canadian Cynthia Appiah, who set a new start record (5.60 seconds) in the second race run in Sigulda.
In the overall ranking for the BMW IBSF World Cup 2022/2023 World Champion Laura Nolte (GER, 1590) finished second behind overall winner Kaillie Humphries (USA, 1712 points). Cynthia Appiah (CAN, 1506) finished third overall.
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