From Igls, AUT
(Jan. 19, 2018) Alvils Brants won his first IBSF Para-Bobsled race in a year, taking gold in Igls at the European Championships.
Brants, who last won on January 20, 2017 in Lillehammer, came into the second heat just .01 behind Guro Konstanse Fronsdal of Norway, and only .01 ahead of Race 5 winner Corie Mapp.
Brants put the pressure on Fronsdal, clocking the fastest time in either heat. Fronsdal couldn’t find the speed she had in the first heat, falling to third on her run, and handing the win to Brants.
Mapp finished second, .46 behind, while Fronsdal finished third, only .01 behind Mapp.
Lonnie Bissonette of Canada finished fourth, ahead of Christopher Stewart of Switzerland and Nikolai Johann of Germany.
The sixth race of the season also doubled as the European Championship, Stewart finished fourth, Johann fifth and Fabrizio Caselli of Italy sixth to round out the top six of the Euro Championships.
Dave Nicholls was the top-finishing American in 12th, while teammate Christ Rasmussen finished 17th.
|Pos||Names||Nation||Bib||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|3||Guro Konstanse Fronsdal||NOR||3||58.53||58.82||1:57.35|
|9||Pier Alberto Buccoliero||ITA||12||58.74||59.10||1:57.84|
|14||Siri Malene Valle||NOR||19||59.24||59.25||1:58.49|