Friday, January 21, 2022

Frederick Medal for 34th consecutive 2-man World Cup race | NWN News

IGLS, Austria (NWN) — Francesco Friedrich of Germany extended his streak in 34 consecutive World Cup two-man races with a medal, guiding his sled to an easy victory over country’s Johannes Lochner on Saturday.

Frederick and brakeman Thorsten Margis scored two runs in 1 minute 43.48 seconds. Lochner and Christian Rasp finished second with 1:43.84, and the Canadian team of Justin Cripps and Cam Stones took the bronze with 1:43.96.

Frederick has won 27 gold and seven silver during his two-man World Cup medal streak – not including the Olympic two-man gold from the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, which he shared with the Cripps, and three two-man gold in that period. Men’s world title.

Cody Basque and Carlo Valdes finished 10th for the United States, while Hunter Church and Hakim Abdul-Saboor finished 20th.

America got two top-six spots in the women’s monoboob, Elana Meyers Taylor improving 2-for-2 with another win in the season. Germany’s Laura Nolte was second and Australia’s Brenna Walker third.

Canada finished fourth and fifth with Christine De Bruyne and Cynthia Appia, and defending world champion Kelly Humphries in sixth for the US.

Bobsleigh weekend ends with the women’s bobsleigh and four-man competitions at the Eagles on Sunday.

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