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Skeleton World Champion Hermann ends World Cup year with second win of the season; Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

Valentina Margaglio with best result on rank two, Yulia Kanakina finishes third

Altenberg (RWH) Skeleton World Champion Tina Hermann (GER) closed the 2021 BMW IBSF World Cup year with her second victory of the season. In Altenberg (GER), the four-time World Champion was 0.11 seconds ahead of second place after two race runs.

That second place went to Valentina Margaglio from Italy in the fifth race of the season, who had crashed at the first Altenberg World Cup two weeks earlier. This time, the World Championship bronze medallist in skeleton mixed settled her score with the best World Cup result of her career. In the second race run, the 28-year-old even set the best time.

Third in Altenberg was Yulia Kanakina from Russia (0.42 seconds behind). This is the 26-year-old's second podium finish in the BMW IBSF World Cup: In January 2019 she was already third - also in Altenberg.

Nicole Silveira from Brazil, newly crowned overall winner in the IBSF North America Cup, in Altenberg celebrated by far her best result in ninth place and the first place in the top ten.

Kimberley Bos from the Netherlands remains in first place in the overall ranking for the BMW IBSF World Cup 2021/2022 with 965 points. The 28-year-old, who finished third overall last season, came in tenth in Altenberg. Tina Hermann moves up to second place with 948 points. European Champion Elena Nikitina from Russia (938), sixth in Altenberg, follows close behind in third place.

For more detailed information including athlete profiles and World Cup results please visit ibsf.org. Photos for editorial use can be found at Flickr. ©RWH2021

Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

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