Susanne Kreher and Marcus Wyatt with new track records in Sochi
Sochi (RWH) With the Intercontinental Cup kick-off 2019/2020 in Sochi (RUS) the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation IBSF held the first race at the 2014 Olympic track since the World Cup finale 2015. A total of 38 athletes from 15 nations competed on the track in Russia.
In Women’s Skeleton, both victories went to Germany’s Susanne Kreher. In the first race, the 20-years-old had an advantage of 0,04 seconds over Russian local hero Renata Khuzina. In the second race, Susanne Kreher was 0,35 seconds ahead of Khuzina. with 57.03 seconds, Susanne Kreher now also holds the current track record. Third places in Sochi went to Alena Frolova (RUS) in the first and Madelaine Smith (GBR) in the second race.
Christopher Grotheer from Germany, the 2019 Team World Champion, won the first Sochi ICC in Men’s Skeleton ahead of Briton Marcus Wyatt, who set a new track record in first heat (55.66 seconds). Egor Veselov from host team Russia finished third. In the second race, Wyatt claimed the two fastest runs of the day to win ahead of Grotheer. Third place went again to Russia, this time with Konstantin Khoroshko.