|There was no shortage of twists and turns during the first week of the BMW IBSF World Championships 2021. Finishing just shy off the podium, we saw strong performances from all of the Canadian athletes.
Cynthia Appiah made her World Championship debut as a pilot, alongside Erica Voss. Appiah slides into the Olympic year coming off a breakthrough ending to the 2021 campaign, serving a warning shot she is ready to compete with the world’s best pilots following a ninth-place finish in the two-woman race. Little expectations heading into the race, Appiah was ecstatic with her top-10 finish.
Alysia Rissling and Dawn Richardson Wilson finished in 12th place, concluding Rissling’s return to sliding. Christine de Bruin and Sara Villani rounded off the trio of Canadian women’s sleds, finishing in 16th.
Canada’s two-man sleds wrapped up the opening weekend. Justin Kripps and Cam Stones, and Chris Spring and Mike Evelyn finished back-to-back. Spring made his return to the World Championship circuit finishing in ninth place, while Kripps was 10th in the two-man race.
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