Jacqueline Lölling second ahead of European Champion Janine Flock
Lake Placid (RWH): First victory of the season for the defending titleholder: The skeleton athlete Elena Nikitina of Russia has won the second race of the new BMW IBSF World Cup season in Lake Placid (USA). The bronze medallist at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi finished in fifth place in the previous week’s race but this time managed to establish a significant lead over the rest of the field.
After two runs, the 27-year-old held a 1.12-second lead ahead of Jacqueline Lölling of Germany. One week after her tenth World Cup victory at the season opener, the World Championship silver medallist Lölling finished second at this week’s race in Lake Placid. Third place went to the European Champion Janine Flock (AUT, 1.18 seconds back), who was back in sixth place at the end of the first run.
The best result for a US athlete on their home track was Kendall Wesenberg in fifth place.
In the overall standings for the 2019/2020 BMW IBSF World Cup, Jacqueline Lölling (GER, 435 points) has extended her lead. After the second of the season’s eight races, Janine Flock (AUT, 410) is in second place. One point behind in third is Elena Nikitina (RUS, 309).