From Sochi, RUS
Nov. 24, 2019 – A day after being edged out for gold by Christopher Grotheer, Marcus Wyatt came back strong to win his first gold of the 2019/2020 season.
Wyatt was his typical self at the top of the track, setting the fast push of the competition in the second heat on his way to a .4 second win over Grotheer to win his second career Intercontinental Cup gold (Igls in November of 2018 being the other). The win also extends the British slider’s streak of ten top six finishes dating back to January of 2017.
Grotheer came into the second heat in fourth place, just .04 behind Konstantin Khorshko and Daniil Romanov, both sliding on their home ice in Russia. Grotheer was just a hair better on his second run, and it was enough to put him ahead of the Russian duo for silver.
Khoroshko finished with the bronze medal, just .04 behind Grotheer, while Romanov settled for fourth.
Egor Veselov finished fifth to put all three Russian sleds in the top six, while Fabian Küchler and Great Britain’s Jerry Rice tied for sixth.
Dave Greszczyszyn scored another top ten with a tenth place finish in Sochi, while teammates Blake Enzie and Mark Lynch both finished in the top 20 with 18th and 19th place finishes, respectively.
Mike Rogals led the way for the United States in 15th, while teammate Stephan Garbett finished two spots behind him in 17th.
The IBSF Intercontinental Cup moves on to Germany for the rest of the year, with single-race stops in Winterberg and Königssee in December before moving to Lake Placid in January. The tour will finish its season on the 2018 Olympic track in Pyeongchang.
|Pos||Names||Nation||Bib||Start 1||Start 2||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|8||Kilian von Schleinitz||GER||4||4.73||4.74||56.51||56.55||1:53.06|
|23||Joe Della Santina||NZL||3||5.61||60.52|