Mirela Rahneva completed second in ladies’s skeleton forward of Olympic champion Hannah Neise
Beijing 2022 Olympic bronze medalist, Dutch Winterberg (RWH) skeleton athlete Kimberley Bos is the ladies’s skeleton winner on the BMW IBSF World Cup held in Winterberg. Within the fourth race of the season, the reigning World Cup Champion celebrated his first victory in winter 2022/2023.
Taking second place after the primary race, Bos knocked down earlier chief Canadian Mirela Rahneva (0.06 seconds again) to second place within the second race. For the Canadian, this was his second podium within the winter after his victory in Park Metropolis (USA) in December.
Third place went to Olympic Champion and native hero Hannah Neise (GERMANY, 0.16 seconds again).
Janine Flock (AUT), final yr’s general World Cup runner-up, completed fifth behind World Champion Tina Hermann on the first World Cup begin of the season. The three-time European Champion from Austria needed to skip races in Canada and the USA in September on account of a herniated disc. Junior World Champion Susanne Kreher (GER) moved up from thirteenth to sixth place within the second spherical.
Freya Tarbit (GBR), taking part within the World Cup for the primary time, completed her first begin within the racing sequence in seventh place.
Kim Meylemans (BEL) made his first season at Winterberg on account of damage. The 26-year-old, who grew to become the primary skeleton athlete from his nation to win a World Cup medal when he completed third at Innsbruck in 2021, completed ninth at Winterberg.
Within the 2022/2023 BMW IBSF World Cup general standings, Tina Hermann (GERMANY, 803 factors) leads in 4 of eight races, forward of Hannah Neise (GERMAN, 777) and Mirela Rahneva (CAN, 763).
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Kimberley Bos (NED, 2022 Olympic bronze medalist, 2022 World Cup general winner).
“It is nice to have the third consecutive win at Winterberg. The coaching was actually dangerous so I needed to depend on my expertise. After the Olympic medal, I did a number of issues I by no means thought I’d do. I nonetheless do the identical sport. There are a number of Dutch right here right now, possibly who am I now. as a result of they know I’m. That is good.”
Mirela Rahneva (CAN, general World Cup bronze medalist 2017 and 2019)
“I am comfortable. Each time you are on the rostrum needs to be a contented second. The coaching situations had been actually powerful, so nobody had any thought what was going to occur within the race. And it is superb to have an viewers once more!”
Hannah Neise (GER, 2022 Olympic Champion, 2021 Junior World Champion)
“I simply tried to remain relaxed, I attempted to take pleasure in all of it. My household is right here for the primary time since Covid. I additionally realized the best way to react after I’m nervous with Olympic gold. It helps loads.”
Images: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis