BMW IBSF World Cup: European skeleton Champion Janine Flock wins in Lake Placid
Lake Placid (RWH): Skeleton athlete Janine Flock of Austria has won the second race of the 2016/2017 BMW IBSF World Cup. The European Champion and World Championship silver medallist broke a new starting record (54.84 seconds) for Lake Placid (USA) and secured her third World Cup victory.
Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold of Great Britain finished 0.81 seconds behind in second place for her first podium finish of her comeback season.
Third and fourth place in Lake Placid unexpectedly went to two athletes making their debut in the BMW IBSF World Cup this winter season. Third place went to the Canadian athlete Mirela Rahneva (1.15 seconds behind) for her first podium finish. Anna Fernstädt of Germany (1.19 seconds behind) came in a close fourth place, which is four places higher than her World Cup début in Whistler (CAN).
Lizzy Yarnold (GBR, 402 points) climbed the points to lead the overall standings in the 2016/2017 BMW IBSF World Cup. Jacqueline Lölling of Germany (394), who finished fifth in Lake Placid, follows in second place in the overall standings. Elisabeth Vathje of Canada is in third overall (385). The winner of the opening race in Whistler finished in eighth in Lake Placid. ©RWH2016-2017
Photo: Nancie Battaglia
28 Feb 2020
Swiss skeleton athlete Marina Gilardoni on course for World Championship gold half-way through the action