Berchtesgaden (RWH) The German national skeleton coach Christian Baude has nominated the team for the BMW IBSF World Cup 2020/2021. This was announced by the Bobsleigh and Sled Association for Germany (BSD) in a press release following four qualification races.
The 2020 World Champions, Tina Hermann and Christopher Grotheer, were already seeded.
In Women's Skeleton, 20-year-old Hannah Neise surprisingly secured one of the two other German starting places. The silver medal winner of the 2016 Youth Olympic Winter Games will thus make her debut in the BMW IBSF World Cup at the opening event in Sigulda (LAT, 20-22 November). World Cup title holder Jacqueline Lölling is also qualified.
In Men's Skeleton, Junior World Champion Felix Keisinger and Team World Champion Alexander Gassner will start in the BMW IBSF World Cup alongside World Champion Grotheer.
Axel Jungk, who won silver at the BMW IBSF World Cup 2020 in Altenberg, will initially compete in the IBSF Intercontinental Cup with Kilian von Schleinitz and Felix Seibel as well as Sophia Griebel, Susanne Kreher and Corinna Leipold. ©RWH2020
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Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis und BSD / Sportpresse Reker