Defending skeleton champion Janine Flock ends 2021 in Sigulda with first win of the season, Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

Yulia Kanakina celebrates best result in second place, Bos defends lead with third place

Sigulda (RWH) Last race - first win: Skeleton athlete Janine Flock from Austria celebrated her first win of the season in the BMW IBSF World Cup at the end of 2021. For the European Champion of 2014, 2016 and 2019, it was the tenth victory in total in the Skeleton World Cup.

In Sigulda (LAT), the defending World Cup champion entered the final as the leader after the first race run and defended a lead of 0.17 seconds over Yulia Kanakina (RUS). For the 26-year-old Russian, European Junior Champion 2019 and Junior World Champion 2017, it was the best World Cup result after two third places so far.

Kimberley Bos from the Netherlands finished third at the BMW IBSF World Cup in Sigulda, 0.34 seconds back. The World Cup leader, who set the fastest time in the second race, has now finished on the podium in nine of the last 13 World Cup races and has a total of ten podium finishes.

Kim Meylemans of Belgium, second after the first race in Sigulda, missed her second podium of the Olympic winter in fourth place by 0.03 seconds.

Elena Nikitina (RUS) improved her own start record in Sidulda by 0.01 seconds to now 4.84 seconds and finished fifth ahead of World Champion Tina Hermann (GER) in sixth place.

Kellie Delka from Puerto Rico celebrated her best result so far at the BMW IBSF World Cup in Sigulda. The 34-year-old finished 15th, with 20th place from 2019 in Lake Placid previously being her best World Cup finish. 

Kimberley Bos from the Netherlands remains in first place in the overall ranking for the BMW IBSF World Cup 2021/2022 with 1165 points. Janine Flock (AUT, 1129) made a jump from fourth to second place with her victory. Tina Hermann (GER, 1124) and Elena Nikitina (RUS, 1122) follow close behind in third and fourth place.

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Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis
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