Berreiter Wins First World Cup in Oberhof

From Oberhof, GER

Feb. 2, 2020 – Anna Berreiter won her first FIL World Cup gold medal in Germany, edging out new World Cup leader Tatyana Ivanova for the win.

The Bavarian slider had the fastest start in the second heat and the quickest time in on her way to a .04 second victory over Ivanova.

L-R: Ivanova, Berreiter, Britcher (Courtesy FIL TV)

The win was both the first of Berreiter’s career and her first medal of the season.

Nobody was as surprised about Berreiter’s win as Berreiter.

“Oberhof is not my favourite track. So I have no idea how I managed to win here,” Berreiter told the FIL.

Ivanova’s silver medal was her seventh straight medal and eighth overall in the 2019/2020 season.

The United States’ Summer Britcher finished third, moving up from fifth in the first heat to win her fourth medal of the season.

Julia Taubitz, the World Cup leader coming into the race, finished .027 out of the medals in fourth place. That finish, coupled with Ivanova’s silver, moved Ivanova back into the points lead by 12 points over Taubitz.

Viktoriia Demchenko finished fifth, .05 ahead of Kendija Aparjode in sixth.

American Ashley Farquharson finished 13th, up from 15th in the first heat. Teammate Brittney Arndt finished just behind her in 16th.

Carolyn Maxwell led the way for Canada, moving up from 28th in the first heat to 22nd in the second. Teammate Trinity Ellis finished one spot back in 23rd.

Emily Sweeney finished her first run in 20th place, but chose to not take a start in the second heat. The American was coming back from a neck injury and re-injured herself on that run. She has, in turn, decided to sit out the rest of the 2019/2020 season to recover.

Results:

Pos Name Nation Bib Start 1 Start 2 Run 1 Run 2 Total
1 Anna Berreiter GER 19 6.855 6.822 41.458 41.378 1:22.836
2 Tatyana Ivanova RUS 26 6.824 6.832 41.474 41.402 1:22.876
3 Summer Britcher USA 21 6.856 6.839 41.546 41.394 1:22.940
4 Julia Taubitz GER 27 6.876 6.923 41.505 41.462 1:22.967
5 Viktoriia Demchenko RUS 25 6.921 6.907 41.610 41.449 1:23.059
6 Kendija Aparjode LAT 20 6.874 6.880 41.542 41.567 1:23.109
7 Ekaterina Katnikova RUS 23 6.901 6.912 41.612 41.613 1:23.225
8 Natalie Maag SUI 16 6.936 6.913 41.709 41.553 1:23.262
9 Madeleine Egle AUT 28 6.819 6.886 41.649 41.659 1:23.308
10 Cheyenne Rosenthal GER 22 6.924 6.912 41.773 41.633 1:23.406
11 Eliza Cauce LAT 18 6.884 6.863 41.765 41.651 1:23.416
12 Ulla Zirne LAT 17 6.924 6.969 41.808 41.801 1:23.609
13 Ashley Farquharson USA 12 6.961 6.970 41.865 41.767 1:23.632
14 Olesya Mikhaylenko RUS 15 6.937 6.921 41.821 41.896 1:23.717
15 Lisa Schulte AUT 5 6.898 6.895 41.969 41.795 1:23.764
16 Brittney Arndt USA 13 7.013 6.991 41.917 41.010 1:23.818
17 Hannah Prock AUT 8 6.968 6.956 42.073 41.791 1:23.864
18 Raluca Stramaturaru ROU 14 6.940 6.939 41.835 42.040 1:23.875
19 Andrea Vötter ITA ITA 6.877 6.852 42.237 41.785 1:24.022
20 Sandra Robatscher ITA 1 6.971 6.941 41.988 42.079 1:24.067
21 Katarina Simonakova SVK 10 6.991 7.003 42.105 42.045 1:24.150
22 Carolyn Maxwell CAN 9 6.921 6.889 42.355 41.821 1:24.176
23 Trinity Ellis CAN 7 7.024 7.021 42.236 41.978 1:24.214
24 Klaudia Domaradzka POL 2 6.961 6.984 42.145 42.220 1:24.365
25 Nina Zöggler ITA 3 6.960 6.867 42.309 42.153 1:24.462
26 Olena Stetskiv UKR 6 6.973 6.954 42.290 42.187 1:24.477
27 Veronica Ravenna ARG 4 7.086 7.069 42.342 42.200 1:24.542
DNS Emily Sweeney USA 11 6.911 42.080 DNS