2016/2017 FIL Natural Track World Cup – Women’s Luge – Race 1

From Kühtai, AUT

To start the 2015/2016 season, Tina Unterberger won her only race on her home slopes of Austria in the Kühtai parallel race. To kick off the 2016/2017 season, she repeated as parallel race champion.

Unterberger and Italian Greta Pinggera met in the final race of the 16 woman field, with the Austrian edging the Italian to win gold in her home nation for the second consecutive year. Pinggera’s silver medal was one position higher than her 2015 event finish of bronze.

In the bronze medal race, 2015 silver medalist Italian Evelin Lanthaler beat Michelle Diepold of Austria, while Diepold’s teammate Sara Bachman finished in fifth, for an Austrian/Italian sweep of the top five.


Pos Name Nation Pos Name Nation
1 Tina Unterberger AUT 9 Petra Dragicevic SLO
2 Greta Pinggera ITA 10 Lisa Walch GER
3 Evelin Lanthaler ITA 11 Daria Maleeva RUS
4 Michelle Diepold AUT 12 Lubov Starikova RUS
5 Sara Bachmann ITA 13 Michaela Niemetz GER
6 Theresa Maurer GER 14 Anastasiya Slyusar UKR
7 Svetlana Zaravina RUS 15 Irma Karisik BIH
8 Maria Auer AUT 16 Viktoria Yarunich UKR