Canadian Rahneva takes 2nd skeleton win in World Cup season

VANCOUVER,

Home athlete Mirela Rahneva celebrated her second victory of the 2018/2019 season at the BMW IBSF World Cup, finishing one minute and 54.52 seconds in the women’s skeleton at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary on Friday.

The 31-year-old enjoyed a 0.46-second lead over the 2016 world champion, Germany’s Tina Hermann.

Third place went to Canadian Elisabeth Maier who finished 1:55.20 to make it to the podium for the second time this season.

World Cup leader Elena Nikitina of Russia, with 1,479 points to lead the overall standings, came in fourth.

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