Kimberley Bos second ahead of defending World Cup champion Jacqueline Lölling
Innsbruck (RWH) Skeleton athlete Janine Flock (AUT) extended her lead in the BMW IBSF World Cup 2020/2021 with her third victory in the fourth race. In Innsbruck (AUT), the 2016 and 2019 European Champion set a new track record (53.47 seconds) and was 0.21 seconds ahead of second place after two runs.
This second place was taken by Kimberley Bos of the Netherlands, who has now been on the podium in all four World Cups in the first half of the season.
Third in Innsbruck, just one hundredth of a second behind Kimberley Bos, was World Cup defending champion Jacqueline Lölling (GER, 0.22 seconds back).
Valentina Margaglio (ITA), surprisingly second after the first race run in Innsbruck, only 0.02 seconds behind the leader Janine Flock, missed the first World Cup medal for Italy in skeleton. The World Championships bronze medalist in skeleton mixed finished sixth in Innsbruck.
Alina Tararychenkova of Russia, fourth in the 2020 Junior World Championships, celebrated her by far best World Cup result in seventh place.
Jaclyn Narracott (AUS) finished eighth in her first start in the BMW IBSF World Cup 2020/2021. For the Australian it was one of the best results in the World Cup.
In the overall ranking of the BMW IBSF World Cup Janine Flock (AUT, 875 points) is the half time leader after four of eight races. Kimberley Bos (NED, 830) is second ahead of World Champion Tina Hermann (GER, 760) who finished fourth in Innsbruck.
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Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis