From Königssee, GER
Throughout the 2016/2017 IBSF World Cup women’s bobsled season, three pilots have been the class of the field, and in the 2017 World Championships, it looks to be more of the same.
American Elana Meyers Taylor has won the last four World Cup races, and will go into the second day of the IBSF World Championships as the leader in the 2017 World Championship, but with only a .02 second lead over Canadian rival Kaillie Humphries. Humphries came into the second run just .08 behind Meyers Taylor, and was .06 faster in that second run to close the gap despite both having very clean runs.
Jamie Greubel Poser closed her gap considerably after two runs, moving into third place from a fifth place first run. The American was .21 behind her teammate going into the second run after a small mistake at the top of the track, but put down the fastest run of the heat by a full tenth of a second to move into third, leapfrogging German Mirama Jamanka in the process. Greubel Poser will enter the second day of competition just .05 out.
Austrian Christina Hengster moved from ninth to fifth after two runs, with Canadian Alysia Rissling rounding out the top six.
Brittany Reinbolt helped put all three American sleds in the top ten after two runs with her tenth place showing, one spot ahead of British slider Mica McNeill. Christine de Bruin finished the first day of sliding in 12th.
Chinese pilot Qing Ying finished the first day in 20th in her first ever top-level event, having spent time this season in the North American Cup.
Nadezhda Sergeeva of Russia was disqualified after a first run crash ejected Anastasia Kohcherzhova off the brakes and into the bob run.
Results After 2 Runs:
|Pos||Names||Nation||Bib||Start 1||Start 2||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|1||Meyers Taylor / K. Jones||USA||14||5.17||5.18||51.60||51.54||1:43.14|
|2||Humphries / Lotholz||CAN||13||5.28||5.26||51.68||51.48||1:43.16|
|3||Greubel Poser / Evans||USA||11||5.20||5.20||51.81||51.38||1:43.19|
|4||Jamanka / Drazek||GER||15||5.22||5.23||51.69||51.69||1:43.38|
|5||Hengster / Onasanya||AUT||7||5.32||5.29||51.93||51.48||1:43.41|
|6||Rissling / Appiah||CAN||6||5.24||5.25||51.79||51.65||1:43.44|
|7||Oshigiri / Kimishima||JPN||1||5.34||5.31||51.92||51.65||1:43.57|
|8||Senkel / Strack||GER||17||5.28||5.25||52.10||51.49||1:43.59|
|9||Schneider / Buckwitz||GER||4||5.26||5.24||51.83||51.76||1:43.59|
|10||Reinbolt / Gibbs||USA||12||5.24||5.24||52.11||51.63||1:43.74|
|11||McNeill / Moore||GBR||16||5.36||5.35||51.84||51.91||1:43.77|
|12||de Bruin / Thibault||CAN||3||5.38||5.38||52.08||51.70||1:43.78|
|13||Willemsen / Aerts||BEL||9||5.45||5.40||52.19||51.63||1:43.82|
|13||Constantin / Grecu||ROU||18||5.37||5.36||52.15||51.67||1:43.82|
|15||Beierl / Dekker||AUT||20||5.39||5.37||52.15||51.69||1:43.84|
|16||Hafner / Rebsamen||SUI||19||5.44||5.45||52.06||51.86||1:43.92|
|17||Vannieuwenhuyse / Paulissen||BEL||5||5.47||5.45||52.16||51.77||1:43.93|
|18||Rodionova / Shokshueva||RUS||10||5.36||5.36||52.25||51.74||1:43.99|
|19||Fontanive / Rebsamen||SUI||2||5.45||5.43||52.24||52.14||1:44.38|
|20||Ying / Ma||CHN||22||5.60||5.57||52.55||52.33||1:44.88|
|21||Asazu / Sakauchi||JPN||21||5.45||5.47||52.65||52.64||1:45.29|
|DSQ||Sergeeva / Kohcherzhova||RUS||8||5.26||DSQ|