Kaillie Humphries and Julia Corrente Slide to Fifth


Chris Dornan

(ISN) – 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.