From St. Moritz, SUI
St. Moritz is the kind of track where, if they have their setup right and their drive lines down, a slider can absolutely crush the field. Mimi Rahneva did just that.
In her first season in World Cup Rahneva had already impressed with two bronze medals (Lake Placid, Winterberg). In St. Moritz, she opened eyes, winning by 1.83 over the field.
The rest of the field was racing for second, and while Rahneva made it look easy for her first career gold, American Kendall Wesenberg put down two very clean and fast runs to win a career-best silver medal, edging Austrian Janine Flock.
Canadian Elisabeth Vathje finished fourth, her third top five in five races, while Dutch slider Kimberley Bos also finished with a World Cup career best finish in fifth. British slider Laura Deas finished sixth.
Katie Uhlaender finished 12th in St. Moritz for the United States as the second American sled. Teammate Annie O’Shea struggled on both runs down the historic Swiss track, never really looking settled on her sled on either run on her way to an 17th place finish.
It was a stellar day all around for Canada. Jane Channell helped put all three entries in the top ten. She came into her second run in 13th, but had a blazing second run, moving her up to ninth.
British slider Lizzy Yarnold finished 15th, one spot ahead of Jackie Narracott. Narracott picked up almost a full second over her first run to move up the leader board.
|Pos||Name||Nation||Bib||Start 1||Start 2||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|10||Joska le Conte||NED||5||5.37||5.39||69.66||69.49||2:19.15|