Germany’s Friedrich wins the medal for the 34th consecutive World Cup 2-man sleigh race
IGLS, Austria –
Germany’s Francesco Friedrich extended his streak to 34 consecutive two-car races at the World Cup with a medal, guiding his sleigh to an easy win over compatriot Johannes Lochner on Thursday Seven.
Friedrich and brakeman Thorsten Margis completed two laps in 1 minute 43.48 seconds. Lochner and Christian Rasp finished second with 1:43.84, and the Canadian team of Justin Kripps and Cam Stones won bronze with 1:43.96.
Friedrich has won 27 golds and seven silvers in a two-man World Cup streak – not even including the two men’s gold at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics that he shared with Kripps and three titles. world effect two people in that time period.
Codie Bascue and Carlo Valdes are 10th in the US, while Hunter Church and Hakeem Abdul-Saboor are 20th.
America has twice finished in the top six in the women’s monobob, with Elana Meyers Taylor improving to 2v2 for the season with another win. Germany’s Laura Nolte is second and Australia’s Breanna Walker is third.
Canada is fourth and fifth with Christine de Bruin and Cynthia Appiah, and defending world champion Kaillie Humphries is sixth for the US.
The snowmobile weekend ends on Sunday at Igls with the women’s and four men’s toboggan competitions.