From Pyeongchang, KOR
Jan. 31, 2020 – Katie Uhlaender cruised to victory in Pyeongchang, setting the fast time in both heats on her way to her third straight Intercontinental Cup gold medal.
The 2012 World Champion was quick off the top, setting the secondfastest starts in the first heat, and by the bottom was well ahead of everyone. On her second run she matched her first heat pace, cruising to victory over the Netherlands’ Kimberley Bos.
The win for Uhlaender came after winning both races in Lake Placid’s ICC stop and is her sixth career ICC gold medal effort.
Bos, recovering from injury, took the step down from the World Cup tour to the Intercontinental Cup to finish out the ICC season, and was rewarded with a silver medal.
China’s Yangqi Zhu finished third for her first career ICC medal. she previously won three gold medals on the North American Cup tour.
Kelly Curtis came into the second heat in a tie with Bos for second, but fell to fourth in the second heat. German Stefanie Votz finished fifth, while Jeonghyeok Lee rounded out the top six on her home track.
The United States had a strong showing in South Korea, with Sara Roderick helping put all three American sleds in the top eight.
Great Britain’s Ashleigh Pittaway finished just outside of the top six with a 7th place run. Teammate Amelia Coltman, fresh off a European Cup overall title, finished ninth in her first Intercontinental Cup race.
Canada’s Jaclyn LaBerge broke her rib in the first heat, ending both her race and her season.
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