Skeleton athlete Mirela Rahneva wins BMW IBSF World Cup in Park City, Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

World Champion Tina Hermann second ahead of Laura Deas

Park City (RWH) Track record and victory for Mirela Rahneva: At the BMW IBSF World Cup in Park City, the skeleton athlete from Canada celebrated her first victory in the race series since January 2019. At the second World Cup of the winter, the overall World Cup bronze medallist of 2017 and 2019 relegated World Champion Tina Hermann (GER, 0.10 seconds back) to second place. Mirela Rahneva significantly improved the nine-year-old track record in Women's Skeleton in the first run: the Canadian was more than 0.6 seconds faster than US athlete Noelle Pikus-Pace, the 2007 World Champion in 2013. The new best now stands at 49.12 seconds.

Laura Deas of Great Britain (0.13 seconds back), the 2018 Olympic bronze medallist, celebrated her first World Cup podium finish since February 2019 in third.

Junior World Champion Susanne Kreher (GER) achieved her best World Cup result in Park City with fourth place.

The best athlete from the US host team in Park City was Kelly Curtis, who celebrated her best World Cup finish so far in fifth place.

Zhao Dan (CHN), the host nation's best skeleton athlete at the Beijing Winter Olympics in ninth place, celebrated her first World Cup top ten finish in Park City in eighth place and by far her best result in the race series.

In the overall ranking of the BMW IBSF World Cup 2022/2023, Olympic Champion Hannah Neise (GER, 401 points), sixth in Park City, defended her lead ahead of Mirela Rahneva (CAN, 393) and Tina Hermann (GER, 386). 

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