From Sigulda, LAT
(Jan. 28, 2018) Below are the results for the FIL Sprint World Cup finale.
Semen Pavlichenko was the fastest of the men in the full-course competition in Sigulda, but struggled to find pace in the sprint event. His loss was teammate Roman Repilov’s gain, as Repilov took gold in the men’s sprint.
Slovakian Jozef Ninis had the fastest time in the second heat of the men’s full-course race, and backed that up with a career-best silver medal, just ahead of German Felix Loch.
Wolfgang Kindl, Johannes Ludwig, and Ralf Palik rounded out the top six.
With his bronze medal, Loch took the overall World Cup title, ahead of Kindl and Repilov. Meanwhile, Kindl and his fourth place finish clinched the Sprint World Cup title. Loch finished tied for second with teammate Ludwig in the Sprint World Cup.
|1||Roman Repilov||RUS||13||92.4 km/h||27.839|
Tatyana Ivanova swept the women’s events in Sigulda, winning in the sprint. The Russian, who is banned for life from the Olympics for her involvement with the 2014 Olympic doping scandal, edged German Natalie Geisenberger by just .005 to take gold. Latvian Kendija Aparjode finished third, just over a tenth off the pace.
Dajana Eitberger, Ulla Zirne, and Summer Britcher rounded out the top six in the race, while American Erin Hamlin finished seventh in her final World Cup event of her career.
Canadians Alex Gough and Kimberley McRae finished 10th and 11th, respectively.
Geisenberger had already clinched the overall World Cup title on Saturday, but doubled that up with a Sprint World Cup title on Sunday. Britcher and Ivanova rounded out the top six in the Sprint World Cup rankings, while Eitberger and Britcher rounded out the top three in the overall World Cup standings.
Toni Eggert & Sascha Benecken had already clinched the overall World Cup title, but added one more gold medal to their World Cup season in the sprint. The duo were quickest at each split and cruised to a .087 victory over Latvians Andris & Juris Sics. Latvia scored two medals in the event, with Oskars Gudramovics & Peteris Kalnins finishing with a bronze medal.
Sics & Sics won the Sprint title on the strength of two bronze medals in the four events, finishing .2 ahead of Americans Matt Mortensen & Jayson Terdiman. Germans Tobias Wendl & Tobias Arlt finished third overall, just ahead of Canadians Tristan Walker & Justin Snith.
Due to a DNF in the Lillehammer sprint competition, Eggert & Benecken did not qualify for the Sprint World Cup overall standings.
|1||Eggert / Benecken||GER||15||68.8||30.866|
|2||Sics / Sics||LAT||14||67.2||30.973|
|3||Gudramovics / Kalninis||LAT||12||68.9||31.080|
|4||Yuzhakov / Prokhorov||RUS||3||67.8||31.114|
|5||Denisev / Antonov||RUS||9||68.9||31.115|
|6||Penz / Fischler||AUT||11||68.4||31.192|
|7||Rieder / Rastner||ITA||10||67.1||31.223|
|8||Mortensen / Terdiman||USA||6||68.6||31.236|
|9||Chmielewski / Kowalewski||POL||2||68.8||31.287|
|10||Broz / Broz||CZE||1||68.5||31.320|
|11||Wendl / Arlt||GER||13||68.6||31.350|
|12||Walker / Snith||CAN||4||69.2||31.439|
|13||Putins / Marcinkevics||LAT||8||67.2||31.443|
|14||Nagler / Malleier||ITA||7||68.8||31.669|
|15||Steu / Koller||AUT||5||68.6||31.293|