From St. Moritz, SUI
(Jan. 4, 2018) Janine Becker found her way to the top of the Intercontinental Cup podium in St. Moritz on a snowy, snowy day in Switzerland.
In a one-heat race, Becker was only 14th quickest off the top, but found time at the bottom of her run to edge 2012 World Champion Katie Uhlaender by .03.
Russian Olga Potylitsina finished third, only .03 ahead of teammate Yulia Kanakina. Valentina Margaglio finished a career-best fifth, while Canadian Lanette Prediger finished sixth.
Megan Henry and Gracie Clapp-Taylor finished eighth and tenth respectively to round out a strong American effort, while Madi Charney and Jaclyn LaBerge finished 15th and 21st for Canada.
British sliders Kimberley Murray and Madelaine Smith finished 11th and 13th, while Katie Tannenbaum finished 24th for the Virgin Islands.
The race was marred by an abundance of snow, with team coaches having to help track workers shovel the track to keep the race relatively fair. In social media posts after the event many athletes expressed their displeasure that the race was allowed to count at all. But in the end, the race was cut to one heat with the results of the first run being the finishing order.
|17||Maria Marinela Mazilu||ROU||5.49||1:12.58|
|25||Elise Nilseng Barben||NOR||6.21||1:15.12|
|27||Katrien de Deve||BEL||6.29||1:17.33|