Tina Hermann takes silver with bronze for Marina Gilardoni
St. Moritz (RWH) Skeleton pilot Janine Flock of Austria takes the European Championship title and her second World Cup victory. At the BMW IBSF World Cup in St. Moritz, which also counted as the European Championships for the European athletes, last season’s overall World Cup winner and the 2014 European Champion pushed German pilot Tina Hermann (0.08 seconds behind) into second place. Marina Gilardoni of Switzerland secured third place and bronze medal in the European Championships on her home track (0.09 seconds behind). Following the first round, the Swiss pilot remained back in ninth place but went on to secure her first medal at the European Championships by breaking the season best on the second run.
Runner-up at the World Championships, Jacqueline Lölling of Germany, took the lead after the first run in St. Moritz but ended up in fourth place, missing out on a medal by just one hundredth of a second (0.10 seconds behind).
Joska le Conte of the Netherlands celebrated her best result of the winter in seventh place. The Dutch racer finished sixth in the European Championship rankings.
Ahead of the finals at the end of February in Königssee (GER), following the 2016 BMW IBSF World Championships, Tina Hermann (GER, 1512 points) continues to hold first place in the overall rankings for the 2015/2016 BMW IBSF World Cup. The Youth Olympic Champion Jacqueline Lölling (GER, 1340), stays in second place. Jane Channell (CAN, 1274), who came ninth in St. Moritz, is third in the overall standings.
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