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Canada Bobsleigh
Canada welcomed a full lineup of athletes to the BMW IBSF World Cup in Königssee, GER  across all disciplines last weekend, while Bianca Ribi and Niamh Haughey repped the Canadian colours at the Junior World Championships in St. Moritz, SUI. Our development skeleton athletes also began their return to competition with a trip to Park City, Utah for the North American Cup series of races. 

Medal Count

Canadian athletes have been sliding onto the international podium across all bobsleigh and skeleton disciplines throughout the second half of the 2020-21 season. We are trying to stay on top of all podium performances. The medal count was last updated January 25th 2021. 
Last weekend saw Jane Channell make her World Cup Debut for the 2020/21 World Cup sliding to the bronze-medal step of the podium in Königssee. It was Channell's first World Cup podium in over three years. Elisabeth Maier finished in sixth place for the third straight race. Kevin Boyer finished in 19th and Mark Lynch in 22nd. 

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Justin Kripps and Cam Stones slid 0.19 seconds off the podium pace to finish fourth in the two-man race.  Chris Spring and Mike Evelyn finished in 10th place. 

Cam Stones, Ben Coakwell and Ryan Sommer pushed Kripps to a fifth-place finish in the four-man race, pushing Team Kripps' Overall World Cup four-man ranking to third. 

Chris Spring, Mike Evelyn, Chris Patrician and Mark Mlakar finished eighth, only 0.23 seconds behind their teammates. 

Three female Canadian sleds took to the ice for the women’s bobsleigh race. Pilots Christine de Bruin and Alysia Rissling were joined by fellow Olympian Melissa Lotholz.

de Bruin slid to fourth place alongside Sara Villani, matching de Bruin's career best finish on the technical German track. Rissling teamed up with Dawn Richardson Wilson en route to an eighth place result, and Melissa Lotholz, who was joined by newbie Erica Voss, slid into 15th place. 

The women also competed in the new Olympic discipline of Women's Monobob on the weekend. Lotholz finished fifth, de Bruin seventh and Cynthia Appiah, who broke her own start record on the Königssee track, posted the fastest start times in each heat, finished 11th.

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Bianca Ribi has been working hard this season as she continues to develop in the pilot seat. She has been able to make the most of her time in Europe where she concluded her stay by competing in the Junior World Championships in St. Moritz, SUI alongside Niamh Haughey, who made her international race debut this season on the brakes. 

As Team Ribi heads back to Canada they will have some time to reflect on their season thus far prior to jumping back into the sled for some additional training at the Whistler Sliding Centre. 

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Coming Up 

As we head into the last weekend of World Cup action, don't miss your favourite athletes taking to the ice:
BMW IBSF World Cup #8 Igls, AUT
January 24th - 31st,  2021

  • Team Kripps 
  • Team Spring  
  • Team Rissling 
  • Team Lotholz
  • Team Appiah 
Team de Bruin, along with Skeleton athletes Jane Channell, Elisabeth Maier, Mark Lynch and Kevin Boyer, are on a strategic hiatus this week to get some additional training runs on the World Championship track in Altenberg.
North American Cup #1 Park City, USA
January 24th - 28th, 2021

  • Madison Charney 
  • Grace Dafoe
  • Blake Enzie 
  • Troy Wilson 
  • David Park 
  • Jordan Rwiyamilira
Once the competitions wrap up in Park City the development skeleton athletes will then be heading straight to Lake Placid, ready for the North American Cup #2 starting on the 1st February, 2021.
Don't forget you can keep up to date with the sliding action on CBC. Click here to find out more.