Winterberg (Germany) – Skeletonist Anna Fernstädt finished 17th at the Winterberg World Cup, her third worst result of the Olympic season. The first race of 2022 was won on the German track by Kimberley Bosová from the Netherlands, who strengthened her lead in the ongoing evaluation before the final part of the series in St. Moritz.
Fernstädt was 16th after the first race, after the second lap she lost her place, even though she set a better time. It was on the popular unpopular track that the Czech national team recorded the worst result of the season, at the first stop of the World Championships in Winterberg at the beginning of December, it was the twentieth. Then, although she won eighth place in Altenberg, the best of the season, she closed the year 2021 in 18th place in Sigulda on New Year’s Eve.
Bosová led after the 1st round and defended the second victory of the season against Jacqueline Lölling from Germany and Russia’s Jelena Nikitinová even after the final, in which she had only the ninth time. In the standings, a week before the end of the World Championships, she is 68 points ahead of Nikitin, who has moved to second place. Fernstädt, the fifth woman in the overall standings of last season, remained sixteenth.
Skeleton World Championships in Winterberg:
Men: 1. M. Dukurs (LVA) 56.36, 2. Jungk (DEU) -0.01, 3. Tretyakov (RUS) -0.05.
The first round was canceled due to snow on the track.
SP standings (after 7 of 8 races): 1. M. Dukurs 1398 points, 2. Jungk 1359, 3. Grotheer (Germany) 1347.
Women: 1. Bosova (NZL) 1: 56.04 (57.88 + 58.16), 2. Lölling (DEU) -0.24 (58.37 + 57.91), 3. Nikitin (RUS) -0.43 (58.53 + 57.94), ..17. Fernstädtová (CZE) -1.54 (59.04 + 58.54).
SP standings (after 7 of 8 races): 1. Bosová 1390, 2. Nikitinová 1322, 3. Hermannová (Něm.) 1292, …16. Fernstädtová 732.
Source: České noviny – sport by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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