2014/2015 FIBT World Cup – Four-Man Bobsled – Race 2

From Calgary, CAN Oskars Melbardis, over the span of just a couple years, has gone from “push specialist” to “contender every week”.  In Calgary, not only was the Latvian contending, he swept the two and four-man bobsled events.  Melbardis set the fast time in the first run, and despite a third-fastest run in Run 2,…

2014/2015 FIBT World Cup – Two-Man Bobsled – Race 2

From Calgary, CAN Oskars Melbardis just missed gold in Lake Placid in two-man bobsled, but made up for that in Calgary, taking gold in a very tight two-man event.  Melbardis edged Francesco Friedrich and Beat Hefti, with the top three all finishing within .06 of each other.  The German Friedrich came into the second run…

2014/2015 FIBT World Cup – Men’s Skeleton – Race 2

From Calgary, CAN Martins and Tomass Dukurs have yet again swept gold and silver on the FIBT World Cup tour, with Martins yet again dominating a race.  The younger Dukurs has yet to lose a heat, being the fastest in both runs in Lake Placid, and both in Calgary. Tomass held onto silver despite a…

2014/2015 FIBT World Cup – Women’s Skeleton – Race 2

From Calgary, CAN World Cup newcomer Elisabeth Vathje backed up a silver medal in Lake Placid with a gold medal this weekend in Calgary.  The young Canadian dominated on home ice, cruising to victory over Great Britain’s Laura Deas.  Deas, the third of 3 Brits a week ago, held onto a slight advantage over a…

2014/2015 FIBT World Cup – Women’s Bobsled – Race 2

From Calgary, CAN A new track, a same result for Elana Meyers Taylor and Cherrelle Garrett. The team of Meyers Taylor/Garrett was strong at the start and quick all the way down in both runs, winning Race 2 of the FIBT World Cup by almost a half second.  Anja Schneiderheinze took silver, moving up from…