Previously, both the German tobogganists as well as the skeleton pilots had won all their competitions – and in addition to six gold medals three times silver.
Humphries dominated clearly
First Monobob Olympic Champion is World Champion Kaillie Humphries from the USA, which ended 1,54 seconds in front of her teammates Elana Meyers Taylor. Humphries could afford a safety run into gold at the end of three sovereign running tours. Bronze secured the Canadian Christine de Bruin, which was ultimately 0.30 seconds faster than Nolte.
In the third run Nolte was still on the bronze rank. But the youth Olympic champion of 2016 made a few Patzer, especially in the upper area and fell back a place. In the finally, it ran a little better, but for the great attack on bronze, the ride was not enough.
Jamanka with uptighting
Meanwhile, Mariama Jamanka (31) was significantly improved to her “catastrophic” first day and worked a bit. The residue of the two-Olympic champion was huge with 4.73 seconds. “Today it was a lot better. It’s a pity if you look what could have been possible. But the first day was catastrophic, that’s why I am dissatisfied altogether,” said Jamanka in the ARD.
The IOC had received the Monobobs four years ago into the women’s program of Beijing’s winter games. Only an Olympic cycle remained to establish the mono. The introduction is controversial. The single slide is not particularly popular in the driver’s field, even because the team idea remains different than in two on the track.