Taubitz and Kalicki win world cups in ice channels

Mith the second World Cup victory this winter, the luge competitor Julia Taubitz extended their lead in the overall World Cup and underscored their ambitions for a medal at the Olympics in Beijing. The 25-year-old won on Sunday in the Innsbruck-Igls ice channel ahead of the strong Austrian competitor Madeleine Egle and her teammates Natalie Geisenberger (Miesbach) and Anna Berreiter (Berchtesgaden). Dajana Eitberger could not start in Innsbruck because a positive corona test forced the 30-year-old into quarantine at home.

Goggia is racing away all of them

Exceptional ski racer Sofia Goggia once again raced away from the competition in Val d’Isere. After her success in the downhill on Saturday, the Italian Olympic champion also triumphed in the Super-G on Sunday. Ragnhild Mowinckel from Norway was second, 0.33 seconds back, followed by Elena Curtoni (+0.51) from Italy. Germany’s beacon of hope Kira Weidle showed an increase in performance compared to the previous day in 39th place and narrowly missed her best Super-G result of her career in 16th place.

Kalicki wins ahead of Jamanka

Two-man high-flyer Laura Nolte was suddenly slowed down at the World Cup in Altenberg, but jumped Kim Kalicki into the breach. The Wiesbaden girl got her first win of the season with Lisa Buckwitz, who was pushing the pusher, and led a German one-two. Olympic champion Mariama Jamanka finished in second place, 0.22 seconds behind. Nolte, who had won three of the four previous races of the season and drove a World Cup with pusher Viktoria Dönicke for the first time in Altenberg, had to be content with sixth place.



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