From Whistler, CAN
(Dec. 1, 2018) – Germany has won the overwhelming majority of all team relays. Their team has a combined nine Olympic medals between them. On top of all that, they have two of the three gold medalists in Whistler from the weekend. They were the favorites by far coming into the Team Relay.
Despite a great start by Natalie Geisenberger, neither Felix Loch nor the team of Eggert & Benecken could keep pace with their Russian counterparts, handing the Team Relay gold medal to Russia.
Russia’s gold came on the strength of a great run by Semen Pavlichenko, who came down over two tenths faster than Loch on his run.
The upstart team from Canada took the bronze medal despite having only one sled (the doubles team of Walker & Snith) finish in the top 15. Great runs by Kyla Graham and Reid Watts kept the Canadians in contention for the medal, and Walker & Snith sealed bronze with one of the quickest runs of the race by a doubles team.
Emily Sweeney led the way for the United States, setting the fast time for all women in the relay. The US finished sixth.
|1||Ivanova / Pavlichenko / Kashkin & Korshunov||RUS||6||40.158||1:21.952||2:04.124|
|2||Geisenberger / Loch / Eggert & Benecken||GER||10||40.046||1:22.015||2:04.214|
|3||Graham / Watts / Walker & Snith||CAN||8||40.249||1:22.297||2:04.413|
|4||Vötter / D. Fischnaller / Rieder & Rastner||ITA||4||40.169||1:22.185||2:04.553|
|5||Cauce / Aparjods / Sics & Sics||LAT||7||40.164||1:22.417||2:04.649|
|6||Sweeney / Gustafson / Mazdzer & Terdiman||USA||5||40.033||1:22.413||2:04.684|
|7||Egle / Kindl / Steu & Koller||AUT||9||40.675||1:22.619||2:04.829|
|8||Wojtusciszyn / Kurowski / Chmielewski & Kowalewski||POL||3||40.702||1:23.201||2:05.611|
|9||Stetskiv / Mandziy / Stakhiv & Lysetskyy||UKR||1||40.799||1:23.131||2:14.409|
|DNF||Stramaturaru / Turea / Gitlan & Craciun||ROU||2||40.334||1:22.749||DNF|