2015 FIBT World Championships – Women’s Bobsled – Runs 1 & 2

From Winterberg, Germany The FIBT World Championships kicked off in style from Winterberg, with track record speeds on-ice.  At the top of the leaderboard going into Saturday’s third and fourth runs is American Elana Meyers Taylor, who along with brakewoman Cherrelle Garrett set the new Winterberg start record, and then twice broke the track record on…

2014/2015 FIBT World Cup – Men’s Skeleton – Race 8

From Sochi, Russia In what has become the standard for big races in men’s skeleton, Alexander Tretiakov and Martins Dukurs faced off for gold, miles ahead of anyone in third. This time, much like the Olympics one year ago, it was Tretiakov beating Dukurs on Russian ice.  Tretiatkov came into the second run a tenth…

2014/2015 FIBT World Cup – Four-Man Bobsled – Race 8

From Sochi, Russia The stand-out World Cup season for Oskars Melbardis came to a head in Sochi, where the two-man World Cup champ also added four-man and combined championships to his resume.  The Latvian came into the second run a .08 behind home-track slider Alexander Kasjanov. Kasjanov’s second run was a tenth of a second slower…

2014/2015 FIBT World Cup – Women’s Skeleton – Race 8

From Sochi, Russia The women’s skeleton race did not disappoint, with Lizzy Yarnold, Tina Hermann and Janine Flock all not just racing for medals, but also competing for the overall World Cup title.  Yarnold came into the second run as the leader, with Hermann second and Flock all the way out in 10th.  The Austrian needed…

2014/2015 FIBT World Cup – Women’s Bobsled – Race 8

From Sochi, Russia In the 2014 Winter Olympics, the women’s bobsled race came down to Elana Meyers Taylor and Kaillie Humphries.  The 2015 bobsled race, once again, saw the two North American women battle it out. In the 2015 race, though, Meyers Taylor extended her Run 1 lead to take the gold medal and overall…