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Kaillie Humphries and Julia Corrente Slide to Fifth at Bobsleigh World Cup in Konigssee

January 16, 2015

—Lanette Prediger cracks top-10 in women’s skeleton—

 

KONIGSSEE, Ger.—Kaillie Humphries and Julia Corrente slid short of the podium in the lone Canadian women’s bobsleigh for the first time this year at a World Cup stop in Konigssee, Germany. 

Calgary’s Humphries teamed up with Corrente, of Chatham, Ont., for the first time this year after clocking a time of 1:42.28 on the relative short 1,250-metre German track. 

Germany’s Cathleen Martini and Lisa Marie Buckwitz finished on top with a time of 1:41.88. Elfje Willemsen and Annelies Holthof slid to the silver medal at 1:41.92, while Germany’s Anja Schneiderheinze and Annika Drazek rounded out the podium in third spot with a time of 1:41.96. 

Earlier in the day, it was the fastest skeleton women on the planet battling it out on one of the most popular tracks in the world. 

Calgary’s 35-year-old Lanette Prediger had her strongest European outing on the World Cup, sliding to 10th place with a time of 1:45.74. 

Fellow World Cup rookie, Jane Channell of North Vancouver, was sitting in sixth spot after her first bomb down the Konigssee track, but faultered to 13th place after a tough second run, posting a time of 1:46.35. 

Elizabeth Yarnold, of Great Britain, won the women’s skeleton race with a time of 1:44.24. Germany’s Anja Huber Selbach was second at 1:44.95, while Russia’s Maria Orlova slid to the bronze at 1:45.10. 

The World Cup continues on Saturday in Konigssee, Germany with men’s skeleton and two-man bobsleigh. 

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Complete Results: www.fibt.com

Top-Five Women’s Bobsleigh and Canadian Results:

1. Cathleen Martini/Lisa Marie Buckwitz, GER, 1:41.88; 2. Elfje Willemsen/Annelies Holthof, BEL, 1:41.92; 3. Anja Schneiderheinze/Annika Drazek, GER, 1:41.96; 4. Jazmine Fenlator/Lauren Gibbs, USA, 1:42.06; 5. Kaillie Humphries, Calgary/Julia Corrente, Chatham, Ont., CAN, 1:42.28.

 

Top-Five Women’s and Canadian Skeleton Results:

1. Elizabeth Yarnold, GBR, 1:44.24; 2. Anja Huber Selbach, GER, 1:44.95; 3. Maria Orlova, RUS, 1:45.10; 4. Sophia Griebel, GER, 1:45.14; 5. Janine Flock, AUT, 1:45.24

Canadian Results:

10. Lanette Prediger, Calgary, 1:45.74; 13. Jane Channell, North Vancouver, 1:46.35

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