From Altenberg, GER
For the third time in three years, Altenberg had a first time winner in the women’s skeleton World Cup race.
Jacqueline Lölling set the fast time in both heats on her way to a huge victory over teammate Tina Hermann. Lölling had one of the slowest starts in both heats, but had by far one of the best drives in both runs to cruise to a gold medal.
Hermann out-pushed Lölling by .3 or more in both runs, but found herself back by .44 at the end of the second run. Lake Placid winner Janine Flock finished third. The Austrian seems to have found her form that she had two years back while winning the World Cup overall title.
Anna Fernstädt finished fourth, putting all three German sleds in the top four. Lelde Priedulena finished fifth after coming into the second heat in ninth. Her second run was the fourth fastest in the heat. Laura Deas finished sixth.
Annie O’Shea led the way for the United States with a tenth place finish. Teammate Katie Uhlaender made her first World Cup appearance since the Olympic season, finishing 12th, while Kendall Wesenberg finished tied for 14th. All three American women had a quicker second run than their first.
Jane Channell was the top-scoring Canadian in 11th, moving up from 14th in the first run. Teammates Elisabeth Vathje and Mimi Rahneva finished tied for 14th and 18th, respectivelyy.
Lizzy Yarnold finished ninth for Great Britain.
|Pos||Name||Nation||Bib||Start 1||Start 2||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|19||Joska le Conte||NED||5||5.88||5.84||60.52||60.51||2:01.03|