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  • BMW IBSF World Cup 1 Sigulda/LAT - 2-woman Bobsleigh


    11/21/20

    Opening victory in Sigulda for Olympic Champion Mariama Jamanka
    Podium debut for Katrin Beierl in second, Kim Kalicki third
    Sigulda (RWH) 2-woman Bobsleigh Olympic Champion Mariama Jamanka kicked-off the BMW
    IBSF World Cup 2020/2021 with a victory. With push athlete Deborah Mark, the World
    Champion and overall World Cup winner of 2019 set two best times in Sigulda (LAT). For
    Mariama Jamanka it was the sixth World Cup victory of her career, for Vanessa Mark the
    premiere on the top of the podium in only her second World Cup event.
    For Katrin Beierl/Jennifer Onasanya it was also a debut on the World Cup podium. The
    Austrians, European Championship bronze medallists of 2019, finished second in Sigulda 0.13
    seconds behind.
    Third place went to Kim Kalicki (GER, 0.58 seconds behind), the World Championships runnerup, with Annabel Galander. For the 21-year-old push athlete it was the first World Cup event
    and the seventh international race ever.
    Melanie Hasler/Jasmin Naef from Switzerland celebrated their best World Cup result so far in
    fourth place.
    Laura Nolte (GER), last winter's World Cup winner in La Plagne, set a new start record of 5.21
    seconds in the first run pushed by Deborah Levi. However, the 21-year-old crashed and did
    not start in the second run in Sigulda.
    In the overall standings of the BMW IBSF World Cup 2020/2021 Mariama Jamanka (GER, 225
    points) leads after the first race ahead of Katrin Beierl (AUT, 210) and Kim Kalicki (GER, 200).
    For more detailed information including athlete profiles, World Cup results and the ranking
    please visit ibsf.org.

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