From Igls, AUT
(Nov. 15, 2018) – The 2018/2019 Intercontinental Cup season kicked off Thursday in Igls, and Janine Flock took advantage to take the season opener.
Sliding on home ice, the 2014/2015 World Cup champion was the fastest in both heats on her way to nearly a half-second victory over 2018 Olympic bronze medalist Laura Deas of Great Britain. German Sophia Griebel finished third, unable to make a charge at either Flock or Deas.
The gold medal for Flock was her first ever on the Intercontinental Cup circuit and her sixth gold medal overall.
Megan Henry of the United States finished fourth despite a third-fastest second run. Swiss slider Marina Gilardoni moved up from eighth to fifth on her second run, while Anna Fernstädt finished sixth in her first race representing the Czech Republic.
Veronica Day moved up a spot from 15th to 14th in her second run, while Samantha Culiver McQuade finished 16th to finish out the American effort.
Madison Charney was the top-scoring Canadian woman in 12th, ahead of teammates Lanette Prediger (15th) and Jaclyn LaBerge (17th), while Ashleigh Pittaway finished tied for 7th and Brogan Crowley finished 11th for Great Britain.
|Pos||Name||Nation||Start 1||Start 2||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|16||Samantha Culiver McQuade||USA||5.59||5.48||55.10||54.71||1:49.81|