From Oberhof, GER
Feb. 2, 2020 – It took an incredible final run by Wendl and Arlt, but Germany won their first Team Relay of the season, edging out the United States.
The United States team of Summer Britcher, Tucker West, and the team of Chris Mazdzer and Jayson Terdiman put down a blistering time as the fourth of 12 teams in the Team Relay, and their combined time of 2:22.748 wouldn’t be matched until Germany came down with only Austria and Italy to go.
The Germans started off behind the Americans, with neither Anna Berreiter or Johannes Ludwig able to make significant ground on the American team. That left Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt, bettered their American counterparts by nearly .4 seconds to put the Germans in the lead by 07.
Austria struggled on their trip down, never able to crack the top six at any split in their heat. Like the Austrians, the Italians also couldn’t find any speed, settling for fifth overall and giving the win to Germany.
The United States’ second place finish was their first Relay medal of the season, finishing .03 ahead of Latvia.
Russia, Italy, and Poland rounded out the top six.
Canada finished eighth.
|1||Berreiter / Ludwig / Wendl & Arlt||GER||10||46.386||1:34.382||2:22.678|
|2||Britcher / West / Mazdzer & Terdiman||USA||4||46.048||1:34.097||2:22.748|
|3||Aparjode /Kivlenieks / Sics & Sics||LAT||8||46.293||1:34.366||2:22.778|
|4||Ivanova / Pavlichenko / Denisev & Antonov||RUS||9||46.222||1:34.241||2:23.153|
|5||Vötter / D. Fischnaller / Nagler / Malleier||ITA||12||46.439||1:34.621||2:23.441|
|6||Domaradzka / Sochowicz / Chmielewski & Kowalewski||POL||3||46.809||1:35.107||2:23.796|
|7||Egle / D. Gleirscher / Müller & Frauscher||AUT||11||46.666||1:35.144||2:23.927|
|8||Maxwell / Watts / Walker & Snith||CAN||5||46.880||1:35.316||2:24.179|
|9||Stetskiv / Mandziy / Stakhiv & Lysetskyi||UKR||6||48.983||1:37.677||2:27.309|
|10||Simonakova / Ninis / Vavercak & Zmij||SVK||7||48.957||1:35.248||2:34.832|
|11||Salnikova / Dmitriev / Shander & Mikov||KAZ||1||47.694||1:36.464||2:52.339|
|DSQ||Jung / Lim / Park & Jung||KOR||2||DSQ|