Susanne Kreher second ahead of defending World Cup champion Kimberley Bos
Altenberg (RWH) World Cup victory number 15 with more than one second advantage and extending her World Cup lead – Skeleton World Champion Tina Hermann raced in her own league at the BMW IBSF World Cup in Altenberg (GER).
With best times in both runs, the four-time World Champion relegated teammate Susanne Kreher (1.04 seconds back) to second place. For Kreher, 2022 Junior World Champion, it was the second podium finish in the BMW IBSF World Cup.
Defending World Cup champion Kimberley Bos of the Netherlands (1.22 seconds back), sixth after the first World Cup run in Altenberg, still finished third with the second-best time in the second run.
Jacqueline Lölling (GER), the 2018 Olympic silver medalist, finished sixth in her season debut in the BMW IBSF World Cup. Lölling, currently in the lead in the IBSF Intercontinental Cup, had not qualified for the German 2022/2023 World Cup team. She represented teammate and Olympic Champion Hannah Neise in Altenberg, who competed in the Junior World Championships at the same time – and won the gold medal there.
Mystique Ro from the USA, the leader in the IBSF Europe Cup, finished 19th in her debut in the BMW IBSF World Cup in Altenberg. At the start, the Push World Champion had the second best time twice in Altenberg.
In the overall ranking of the BMW IBSF World Cup 2022/2023 Tina Hermann (GER, 1028 points) extended her lead. Second is now Kimberley Bos (NED, 961) after five of the eight season races ahead of Mirela Rahneva (CAN, 955) who finished fourth in Winterberg.
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