From Lillehammer, NOR
Nov. 20, 2019 – Anastasiia Makarova won the first European women’s monobob race of the season in Lillehammer, securing her first ever IBSF gold medal.
Makarova wasn’t the quickest off the top of the 1994 Olympic track, but she put down a blistering first run as the only woman in the 57 second range. Her second run was only fourth quickest, but her first trip down was enough to keep her .08 ahead of France’s Margo Boch for the victory.
This was Makarova’s second monobob event. In her first ever IBSF event she finished third in Königssee before toiling in the mid-teens in women’s bobsled European Cup events.
For Koch, the silver medal was her third medal in four monobob events, having finished in second and third during the 2018/2019 season in Lillehammer.
The Netherlands’ Karlien Sleper finished third, .23 off the pace, while Australia’s Breeana Walker finished fourth. Loes Hubrecht finished fifth and Eodora Vlad rounded out the top six.
Joanne Ellett was the top-scoring British slider in seventh, with teammate Felicity Bee, Isabella Burke, and Rebecca Hannibal all finishing outside the top ten.
|Pos||Name||Nation||Bib||Start 1||Start 2||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|6||Teodora Andreea Vlad||ROU||11||5.83||5.85||58.59||58.92||1:57.51|
|17||Emma Sofie Brumoen||NOR||15||6.27||6.28||59.45||59.83||1:59.28|