From Igls, AUT
Igls is a track that rewards strong starters, and this season there’s been no one stronger at the top than Elana Meyers Taylor.
Being pushed by Lolo Jones, Meyers Taylor had the fastest start in both heats (5.43 in both), and was rewarded with the quickest time at the bottom in both heats on her way to her fourth gold medal in a row.
The win for Meyers Taylor made it her sixth straight podium since crashing in Whistler at the beginning of the season, never finishing worse than second.
Coming into the second run, Jamie Greubel Poser trailed Kaillie Humphries by .01. Humphries was quicker at the start, and with both drives being just about equal, Humphries held on for silver, her fourth podium of the season, while Greubel Poser finished with a bronze.
Meyers Taylor’s win moves her up to third overall in the IBSF World Cup standings. Kaillie Humphries extended her lead by 10 points to a 29 point advantage to Jamie Greubel Poser with one race to go (PyeongChang).
Germany finished fourth and fifth, with Stephanie Schneider edging Miriama Jamanka by .02, while Brittany Reinbolt helped put all three American sleds in the top six with a sixth place finish.
Canadians Alysia Rissling and Christine de Bruin came into the second run tied, but Rissling was a bit quicker in the second heat to finish ninth, while de Bruin fell two spots back to 11th.
Junior World Champion Mica McNeill finished 12th for Great Britain.
|Pos||Name||Nation||Bib||Start 1||Start 2||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|1||Meyers Taylor / L. Jones||USA||12||5.43||5.43||53.01||53.13||1:46.14|
|2||Humphries / Lotholz||CAN||7||5.49||5.46||53.19||53.20||1:46.39|
|3||Greubel Poser / Evans||USA||11||5.49||5.51||53.20||53.33||1:46.53|
|4||Schneider / Buckwitz||GER||2||5.51||5.50||53.39||53.43||1:46.82|
|5||Jamanka / Bertels||GER||14||5.62||5.62||53.47||53.37||1:46.84|
|7||Rodionova / Kohcherzhova||RUS||9||5.62||5.60||53.54||53.66||1:47.20|
|8||Hengster / Dekker||AUT||10||5.61||5.64||53.57||53.68||1:47.25|
|9||Rissling / Thibault||CAN||13||5.65||5.61||53.67||53.69||1:47.36|
|10||Sergeeva / Shokshueva||RUS||8||5.54||5.55||53.77||53.68||1:47.45|
|11||de Bruin / Medeiors||CAN||4||5.67||5.66||53.67||53.79||1:47.46|
|12||McNeill / Douglas||GBR||15||5.64||5.66||53.74||53.75||1:47.49|
|13||Grecu / Halai||ROU||5||5.66||5.65||53.81||53.89||1:47.70|
|14||Willemsen / Vercruyssen||BEL||6||5.75||5.73||53.90||53.86||1:47.76|
|15||Oshigiri / Kimishima||JPN||1||5.63||5.61||53.86||53.96||1:47.82|
|16||Hafner / Naef||SUI||3||5.78||5.78||53.80||54.04||1:47.84|
|17||Vannieuwenhuyse / Aerts||BEL||16||5.65||5.68||54.04||53.90||1:47.94|
|18||Fontanive / Zolliker||SUI||19||5.77||5.78||54.27||53.94||1:48.21|
|19||Beierl / Kleiser||AUT||20||5.71||5.75||54.24||54.13||1:48.37|
|20||Constantin / Vild||ROU||18||5.79||5.84||54.18||54.23||1:48.41|
|21||Asazu / Kawasaki||JPN||21||5.76||54.48|
|22||de Decker / Paulissen||BEL||22||5.85||54.65|