2015 FIBT World Championships – Team Competition

From Winterberg, Germany Much like the two-man bobsled race earlier in the day, it was a huge lead for Germany, and by the fourth run it was academic. The Germany I team anchored by two-man world champion Francesco Friedrich cruised to victory on the strength of solid runs by all four members of their team.…

2015 FIBT World Championships – Two-Man Bobsled

From Winterberg, Germany After a disappointing 2013/2014 Olympic season, Germany once again is atop the podium in World Championships, as Francesco Friedrich takes the gold medal in the 2015 FIBT World Championships. The race wasn’t even close, as Friedrich finished over a second ahead of second place, setting a track record in his third run.

2015 FIBT World Championships – Women’s Bobsled

From Winterberg, Germany Despite all of the success that the United States has had in the sport of bobsled over the last decade and a half, the Women’s Bobsled program had never won a gold medal in the FIBT World Championships.  All of that changed today with a gold medal for Elana Meyers Taylor and…

2015 FIBT World Championships – Women’s Bobsled – Runs 1 & 2

From Winterberg, Germany The FIBT World Championships kicked off in style from Winterberg, with track record speeds on-ice.  At the top of the leaderboard going into Saturday’s third and fourth runs is American Elana Meyers Taylor, who along with brakewoman Cherrelle Garrett set the new Winterberg start record, and then twice broke the track record on…