Kaillie Humphries acquired her second win in as many makes an attempt in a monobob sled this season Saturday, main a gold-silver end for USA Bobsled and Skeleton in Königssee, Germany.
Humphries, a Canadian now representing the U.S., had the quickest time in each heats and completed in a single minute 46.75 seconds. She was 0.62 seconds forward of American Elana Meyers Taylor, who took second for her first monobob medal.
Stephanie Schneider of Germany was third. Meyers Taylor trailed Schneider by 0.03 seconds after the primary warmth, then posted a second-run time that was 0.16 seconds sooner than Schneider’s.
Monobob, which options one lady within the sled, will be provided on the Olympics for the primary time on the 2022 Beijing Games. It clearly is to Humphries’ liking.
WATCH | Humphries slides to 2nd straight win to start monobob profession:
Saturday’s race was the eighth occasion on this season ladies’s Monobob World Series, which has been contested on a number of completely different sliding circuits, not simply the World Cup tour. Most ladies have competed in not more than three of the races up to now, given how not everyone seems to be on the identical circuit.
The U.S. has gained 4 of the eight races up to now; sequence chief Nicole Vogt has two of these wins for the Americans, while Humphries now has the other two.
Friedrich closes in on 2-man season title
In the two-man race Saturday, Germany’s Francesco Friedrich acquired his tenth win in 11 occasions this season to maneuver on the point of clinching the season title in that self-discipline.
WATCH | Friedrich victorious by 2-10ths of a second:
Friedrich and Thorsten Margis completed two-tenths of a second forward of Germany’s Johannes Lochner and Eric Franke. Austria’s Benjamin Maier and Kristian Huber have been third, a few second again of the profitable time, forward of fourth-place Justin Kripps and Cam Stones of Canada.
WATCH | Kripps and Stones cross end line 4th:
Friedrich now leads Lochner by 191 factors with one World Cup two-man race left; all Friedrich must do to clinch that title is end twenty sixth or higher within the finale at Igls, Austria, subsequent weekend.
Codie Bascue and Kris Horn have been eleventh for the U.S., while Geoff Gadbois and Adrian Adams have been twenty third.
“Every week we continue to make progress,” USA Bobsled driving coach Brian Shimer stated. “The international federation has done a great job of keeping us safe while competing during a pandemic, but that doesn’t mean the protocols get easier. It’s a tough season, and these athletes are doing a great job of adapting.”
The ladies’s bobsled and four-man races are Sunday.