Laura Deas in second place in Sigulda ahead of Kim Meylemans
Sigulda (RWH) Skeleton athlete Tina Hermann (GER) celebrated her fourth victory of the season at the final of the BMW IBSF World Cup in Sigulda (LAT) and is the overall World Cup winner for the second time after 2016.
In the last of the winter's eight World Cup races, the four-time World Champion narrowly edged out Great Britain's Laura Deas (0.05 seconds back) for second place – her best result since November 2015 in Altenberg (GER). Behind Deas, the Olympic bronze medalist from PyeongChang 2018, Kim Meylemans of Belgium (0.23 seconds back) celebrated her second podium finish in a row.
World Champion Susanne Kreher (GER) finished fifth in Sigulda, Olympic Champion Hannah Neise (GER) ended the World Cup season with a seventh place.
In the overall ranking for the 2022/2023 BMW IBSF World Cup, Tina Hermann (GER, 1622 points) took the big crystal globe trophy for the second time seven years after her first overall victory. In second place overall finished the overall winner of 2022, Kimberley Bos (NED, 1562), with a fourth place in Sigulda. Rank three in the overall World Cup went to Canada's Mirela Rahneva (1515), who ended her season with sixth place at the final in Sigulda.
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