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Friday, February 06, 2009

American gold at World Cup women's bobsled

The U.S. bobsledder Shauna Rohbock drove two near-perfect runs at the Whistler Sliding Centre Friday to win her fourth medal on the World Cup circuit this season.

Indeed, the 31-year-old from Provo, Utah and brakeman Elana Meyers piloted the USA 1 sled to a combined time of 1:47.10 to edge Canadian Kaillie Humphries by less than two-tenths of a second.

American Erin Pac was third with a two-race time of 1:47.40 in the inaugural event at the site of the sled events for the 2010 Olympics.

It’s interesting to mention that Humphries, from Calgary, and brakeman Heather Moyse of PEI, logged the fastest push start in the Canada 2 sled in the first heat, but couldn't overtake the Americans in the second.

Rohbock finished with the fastest times in both races on the 16-turn, 1,450-kilometre concrete refrigerated track.

As we know, German pilot Sandra Kiriasis, the top racer on the World Cup circuit this year, and brakeman Patricia Polifka struggled in their push-starts to wind up fifth in the 20-sled field.

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