From Königssee, GER
Elana Meyers Taylor and Kaillie Humphries were almost even over the course of the first three runs, with Meyers Taylor taking a .03 second lead over Humphries into the final run.
On that final run, Humphries put the pressure on Meyers Taylor with the third quickest run down the Königssee track. Meyers Taylor and her brakewoman Kehri Jones answered with a start record 5.12 push. Meyers Taylor’s run was a little bumpier than Humphries’, but the push was the difference. Meyers Taylor’s downtime matched the time set by Humphries, giving Elana Meyers Taylor her fifth win in a row, and with it the 2017 IBSF World Championship.
Jamie Greubel Poser made one mistake in her third run, finding trouble down the “bendaway” straight. That mistake was enough to drop her from .05 behind Meyers Taylor after the second run to .28 back after the third. On her fourth trip down she did what she needed to, setting the fastest run of the four heats on her way to a bronze medal.
Miriama Jamanka was the top finishing German in fourth after her second run was a little lackluster, setting her back out of the medals behind the North Americans. Christina Hengster closed on Jamanka but struggled in her first run, finishing fifth overall. Alysia Rissling finished sixth for Canada.
World Cup rookie Brittany Reinbolt put down four solid runs for the United States, finishing 12th, one spot ahead of Canada’s Christine de Bruin.
Mica McNeill struggled on the second day of competition, almost tipping over both times through the labyrinth, falling back to 16th.
|Pos||Names||Nation||Bib||Run 1||Run 2||Run 3||Run 4||Total|
|1||Meyers Taylor / K. Jones||USA||14||51.60||51.54||50.86||50.75||3:24.75|
|2||Humphries / Lotholz||CAN||13||51.68||51.48||50.87||50.75||3:24.78|
|3||Greubel Poser / Evans||USA||11||51.81||51.38||51.09||50.70||3:24.98|
|4||Jamanka / Drazek||GER||15||51.69||51.69||51.12||50.85||3:25.35|
|5||Hengster / Onasanya||AUT||7||51.93||51.48||51.15||50.86||3:25.42|
|6||Rissling / Appiah||CAN||6||51.79||51.65||51.24||50.95||3:25.63|
|7||Oshigiri / Kimishima||JPN||1||51.92||51.65||51.34||50.91||3:25.82|
|8||Schneider / Buckwitz||GER||4||51.83||51.76||51.43||51.03||3:26.05|
|9||Senkel / Strack||GER||17||52.10||51.49||51.37||51.25||3:26.21|
|10||Willemsen / Aerts||BEL||9||52.19||51.63||51.30||51.16||3:26.28|
|11||Constantin / Grecu||ROU||18||52.15||51.67||51.40||51.07||3:26.29|
|12||Reinbolt / Gibbs||USA||12||52.11||51.63||51.30||51.28||3:26.32|
|13||de Bruin / Thibault||CAN||3||52.08||51.70||51.45||51.13||3:26.36|
|14||Hafner / Rebsamen||SUI||19||52.06||51.86||51.35||51.16||3:26.43|
|15||Beierl / Dekker||AUT||20||52.15||51.69||51.40||51.32||3:26.56|
|16||McNeill / Moore||GBR||16||51.84||51.93||51.46||51.36||3:26.59|
|17||Vannieuwenhuyse / Paulissen||BEL||5||52.16||51.77||51.34||51.36||3:26.63|
|18||Rodionova / Shokshueva||RUS||10||52.25||51.74||51.36||51.44||3:26.79|
|19||Fontanive / Rebsamen||SUI||2||52.24||52.14||51.56||51.56||3:27.50|
|20||Ying / Ma||CHN||22||52.55||52.33||51.78||51.97||3:28.63|
|21||Asazu / Sakauchi||JPN||21||52.65||52.64||52.17|
|DSQ||Sergeeva / Kohcherzhova||RUS||8||DSQ|