From Königssee, GER
Feb. 6, 2021 – Germany’s Sarah Wimmer won her first career Intercontinental Cup race in Königssee in what was just her second race on the ICC tour.
Wimmer opened up a .19 second advantage over Russia’s Alena Frolova in the first heat. On the second run, Wimmer’s teammates charged to the front, with Corinna Leipold and Susanne Kreher both moving ahead of Frolova with the second and first fastest runs of the heat respectively. That left Wimmer, who was only the third fastest of the heat, but her first run’s time was plenty enough to give her the gold medal.
It was her second medal in as many races on the ICC tour, having won bronze in her first race on Friday. In the European Cup, Wimmer won two golds in Winterberg last season.
Leipold finished with her second straight ICC silver medal, and her third ICC medal overall in Königssee. Kreher, the previous day’s winner, finished third.
Alena Frolova fell from second to fourth in the second heat. Canada’s Jane Channell had the two fastest starts of the competition on her way to a fifth place finish. Brazil’s Nicole Silveira finished with an ICC career-best sixth place finish.
The United States’ Kelly Curtis finished just out of the top six in seventh place, one spot ahead of Canada’s Elisabeth Maier. Curtis entered the second heat in fourth place.
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