Elisabeth Vathje second ahead of Elena Nikitina
Winterberg (RWH): The defending World Cup winner Jacqueline Lölling of Germany has won the fourth race in the 2017/2018 BMW IBSF World Cup in Winterberg (GER). In front of a home crowd, packed with cheering fans lining the track, the World Champion secured the best time on both runs and pushed last year’s winner Elisabeth Vathje of Canada (0.24 seconds back) and Russia’s Elena Nikitina (0.25 seconds back) into second and third place respectively.
After the fourth of eight races, Jacqueline Lölling (GER, 810 points) has extended her lead with her second win and remains at the top of the overall standings for the 2017/2018 BMW IBSF World Cup at the halfway point of the season.
Elisabeth Vathje (CAN, 756), the 2015 World Championship bronze medallist, has climbed from third to take second place. Tina Hermann (GER, 738), fifth in Winterberg, begins the second half of the Olympic season in third place overall.
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Jacqueline Lölling (GER, World Champion, European Champion, and overall World Cup winner in 2017)
“The support from my fans at the track can only be positive for me. I still remember how strange it felt during my first race here but now it pushes me to do my best. Winterberg is the best stop on the World Cup tour.”
Elisabeth Vathje (CAN, third place in the 2015 World Championships)
“With the snow, the first run was really tricky. But my equipment always runs well here in Winterberg; the sled really flies!”
Elena Nikitina (RUS, third place in the 2016 World Championships)
“That was a great race. I’m really happy.”
Photo: IBSF/Viesturs Lacis
28 Feb 2020
Swiss skeleton athlete Marina Gilardoni on course for World Championship gold half-way through the action