Janine Flock of Austria has celebrated her second World Cup win of the Olympic season in the historic Swiss winter sports resort of St. Moritz. At the seventh of the eight races in this BMW IBSF World Cup season, the 2014 and 2016 European Champion secured the top spot ahead of Tina Hermann (GER, 0.42 seconds back) and Elisabeth Vathje (CAN, 0.45 seconds back). This marks Janine Flock’s third win out of the last four World Cup races held in St. Moritz.
After finishing 13th after the first heat, Mirela Rahneva of Canada – the winner at last season’s race in St. Moritz – managed to climb back to fourth. She set the season’s track record in St. Moritz in socond heat (1:09,35 minutes) but narrowly missed out on the podium by just three hundredths of a second.
Great Britain had three sliders in action, Olympic Champions Lizzy Yarnold was the best GBR finisher in 9th place with Laura Deas 12th and Madeline Smith in 13th.
In the overall standings for the BMW IBSF World Cup 2017/2018, Jacqueline Lölling (GER, 1,403 points) has managed to defend her lead with a sixth-place finish in St. Moritz. One week ahead of the finale in Königssee (GER), Elisabeth Vathje (CAN, 1,318) is in second place. Tina Hermann (GER, 1,294) is third overall.
The IBSF will announce the 2018 Olympic quota slots next week following the latest rounds of IBSF competitions, Racer Ready will be previewing the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in the coming weeks.
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