Jacqueline Lölling second in St. Moritz ahead of European Champion Janine Flock
St. Moritz (RWH) A tenth World Cup victory for the World Champion: The skeleton athlete Tina Hermann (GER) has won the penultimate race of the 2019/2020 BMW IBSF World Cup season. At the St. Moritz-Celerina Olympia Bobrun, Hermann was the last athlete to start in the second heat and managed to set a new track record for the season (1:09.82 seconds), giving her a total lead of 0.41 seconds over her team-mate Jacqueline Lölling (GER). The European Champion Janine Flock of Austria finished third in St. Moritz (0.73 seconds back).
Mirela Rahneva of Canada, who was second at the end of heat one, finished in fourth, missing out on her second podium finish of the season by just one hundredth of a second.
In the overall standings for the 2019/2020 BMW IBSF World Cup, Jacqueline Lölling (GER, 1472 points) slightly extended her lead over the competition by finishing second in St. Moritz. With her third win of the season, Tina Hermann (GER, 1419 points) slid up to second place overall. Ahead of the World Cup final in Sigulda (LAT, 14–16 February), Janine Flock (AUT, 1414) is just five points behind Hermann in third place. The defending World Cup title holder Elena Nikitina of Russia, who was fifth in St. Moritz, is currently fourth overall (1370 points).
Further information, the World Cup results and the latest overall standings are available at ibsf.org. ©RWH2020