Jacqueline Lolling wins in Konigssee to Extend lead in World Cup Standings

European Champion Jacqueline Lölling of Germany has extended her lead in the overall standings. 

European Champion Jacqueline Lölling of Germany has extended her lead in the overall standings with her second win of the season in the BMW IBSF World Cup. At the sixth stop inthe 2016/2017 season in Königssee, the runner-up in the 2015 World Championships pushed her teammate World Champion and defending World Cup winner Tina Hermann (GER, 0.45 seconds behind) back into second place. With a gap of just one hundredth of a second, she was followed in third place by Anna Fernstädt (GER, 0.46 seconds back), who celebrated her first podium finish in the BMW IBSF World Cup.

Kim Meylemans of Belgium also achieved her best ever result in the BMW IBSF World Cup. Following the second heat, the 20-year-old moved up the rankings from tenth place to sixth. Nozomi Komuro (JPN) finished ninth in Königssee, one of her best ever World Cup results and her third time finishing within the top ten. In 2010, the Japanese athlete finished fourth in Lake Placid; she also reached seventh place in Winterberg in 2011.

Ahead of the last two races, Jacqueline Lölling (GER, 1214 points) now has a 93-point lead in the overall standings for the 2016/2017 BMW IBSF World Cup, and is followed by Janine Flock of Austria (1121), who finished seventh in Königssee. Tina Hermann (GER, 1116) is currently third in the overall World Cup standings. ©RWH2016-2017 Jacqueline Lölling (GER, Youth Olympic Champion 2012, second in the 2015 World Championships, 2017 European Champion)

"I am savouring the moment! Of course, this win gives me confidence ahead of the World Championships but I’ve just won a World Cup race so am delighted about that at the moment!"

Tina Hermann (USA, 2016 World Champion, overall winner in the 2016 World Cup) "I am not happy with my race, particularly the first run. But at least I was able to show that I can stay at the front of the pack here."

Anna Fernstädt (GER, third place in the Junior World Championships, eighth in the 2017 European Championships) "Unbelievable! After training, I wasn’t expecting to finish on the podium today. It’s amazing. Of course, third place in the World Championships would be nice but let’s see.

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