From Igls, AUT
Jan. 30, 2021 – Prior to the season, Bree Walker was as much of a favorite in the Women’s Monobob World Series as anyone could be in a tour where there was a new sled model. But Walker’s been as strong as ever, winning her second Women’s Monobob World Series gold of the season in convincing fashion, ahead of Elana Meyers Taylor.
Walker set the track record in the first heat on her way to a .22 second lead over Meyers Taylor. On the second run both women were nearly identical, which gave the gold medal to Walker.
The gold was Walker’s second Women’s Monobob World Series gold in four races. The silver for Meyers Taylor was her second straight.
Canada had a strong showing in Women’s Monobob World Series action, putting all three of their athletes in the top six. Melissa Lotholz won the bronze medal with two strong runs. Teammate Cynthia Appiah broke her second start record in as many weeks on her way to a fourth place finish, edging out Nadezhda Sergeeva in fifth. Alysia Rissling improved from ninth in the first heat to finish tied for sixth with Kim Kalicki of Germany.
After a couple of events struggling in the monobob, Olympic gold medalist Mariama Jamanka put together a solid second run to move up from 12th in the first heat to ninth.
Great Britain’s Mica McNeill finished 12th.
|Pos||Name||Nation||Bib||Start 1||Start 2||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|2||Elana Meyers Taylor||USA||11||5.80||5.83||55.55||55.52||1:51.07|