Jacqueline Lölling in second place with first podium of the winter, Elena Nikitina third
Winterberg (RWH) For the second time in the Olympic winter 2021/2022, Skeleton athlete Kimberley Bos (NED) won a race in the BMW IBSF World Cup. In Winterberg, where she in December already celebrated her first World Cup victory, the 28-year-old was also unbeatable in the seventh race of the winter.
Back on track in Winterberg was 2018 Olympic silver medallist Jacqueline Lölling (GER). Second place on her home track, 0.24 seconds behind winner Kimberley Bos, was her best result in the current Olympic winter. The last time the 2017 World Champion was on the World Cup podium was almost exactly one year ago: In January 2021 she won the race at Königssee (GER).
Third place went to European Champion Elena Nikitina (RUS, 0.43 seconds back), two hundredths of a second ahead of her team mate Yulia Kanakina in fourth place.
Valentina Margaglio (ITA), tenth after the first race, improved to sixth with the best time in the second run, one place ahead of World Champion Tina Hermann (GER).
In the overall ranking of the BMW IBSF World Cup 2021/2022 Kimberley Bos (NED, 1390 points) extended her lead ahead of the final. Elena Nikitina (RUS, 1322) remains second overall ahead of Tina Hermann (GER, 1292), who finished seventh in Winterberg.
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Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis