From Königssee, GER
For the first time in a long time, Germany swept the podium in women’s skeleton.
Jacqueline Lölling led the way for a German sweep, setting the fast time in both runs. Sliding like Marion Thees before her, Lölling had an average start time at best, but was flawless down Königssee in both runs on her way to victory.
Lölling’s teammates Tina Hermann and Anna Fernstädt finished second and third, separated by just .01. The bronze medal was the first ever World Cup medal for Fernstädt.
Mimi Rahneva finished fourth, moving up from a seventh place run in the first heat. The Canadian finished just ahead of Latvia’s Lelde Priedulena and Belgium’s Kim Meylemans. The sixth place finish was also a career-best for Meylemans.
Katie Uhlaender finished eighth as the top slider from the United States. Uhlaender cleaned up her second run, moving up from 11th in the first heat. Annie O’Shea finished two spots behind Uhlaender, helping put two sleds in the top ten with a tenth place finish. Kendall Wesenberg finished 19th to round out the American effort.
Jane Channell and Elisabeth Vathje both had trouble in their second runs, with both Canadians dropping to 12th and 14th from top-ten runs.
It was a tough day for Great Britain, with neither Lizzy Yarnold or Laura Deas unable to put together two consistent runs. Yarnold managed to move up to 11th from a 16th place first run, while Laura Deas moved up to 17th from 19th.
|Pos||Name||Nation||Bib||Start 1||Start 2||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|18||Joska le Conte||NED||16||5.14||5.17||52.96||52.95||1:45.91|