From Königssee, GER
Feb. 5, 2021 – Susanne Kreher edged out Corinna Leipold and Sarah Wimmer as part of a German sweep of the Intercontinental Cup podium in Königssee.
Kreher led Leipold by .06 after the first heat, with Wimmer just .17 back in third. On the second run Leipold moved ahead of Wimmer by just .15 with Kreher to go. While Kreher couldn’t match Leipold’s second heat time, she had just enough in the bank to take gold, .03 ahead of Leipold.
The gold was the sixth ICC gold of Kreher’s career, and her first in Königssee. Leipold’s silver was an ICC career best.
Anna Fernstädt was the top slider not representing Germany. She finished fourth for the Czech Republic, .06 ahead of Russia’s Alena Frolova.
Belgium’s Kim Meylemans rounded out the top six.
The United States’ Kendall Wesenberg finished just out of the top six in seventh place, four spots ahead of teammate and defending Intercontinental Cup champion Kelly Curtis in 11th. Sara Roderick rounded out the American effort in 17th.
Elisabeth Maier finished 10th as the top Canadian, two spots ahead of teammate Jane Channell in 12th. Channell had the two fastest pushes of the competition.
The race was stacked full of World Cup talent, with only a handful of athletes in the event not having some kind of World Cup experience.
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