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Jacqueline Lölling second ahead of defending World Cup title holder Nikitina

Königssee (RWH) Setting a new track record on her final run, the World Champion Tina Hermann (GER) won her second race of the season. At the BMW IBSF World Cup in Königssee (GER), the skeleton athlete set a new best time (51.24 seconds) and won the sixth race in the 2019/2020 World Cup season. By the end of the race, she had a 0.18-second lead over her team-mate Jacqueline Lölling (GER). Lölling, who won silver at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, therefore achieved the 25th podium finish out of her 36 World Cup races.

The defending World Cup title holder Elena Nikitina of Russia (0.41 seconds back) finished third in Königssee, marking her 15th podium finish in the BMW IBSF World Cup.

In the overall standings for the 2019/2020 BMW IBSF World Cup, Jacqueline Lölling (GER, 1262 points) has now extended her lead over second-place Janine Flock (AUT, 1214) by almost 50 points. At the race in Königssee, the Austrian European Champion missed out on the World Cup podium for the first time this season and finished fifth. World Champion Tina Hermann (GER, 1194) will arrive at the seventh of this season’s eight races in third place overall. The defending World Cup title holder Elena Nikitina (RUS, 1186) only just slipped back into fourth place in the standings.

Further information, the World Cup results and the latest overall standings are available at ibsf.org. ©RWH2020

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