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Making history! – the St. Moritz World Cup was a weekend full of excitement, but the sliding action extended across Europe as Canadian bobsleigh and skeleton athletes also competed in the Intercontinental Cup and the Europe Cup.

Take a look below for a full roundup of the weekend.

Medal Count

3 bronze, 3 silver, 2 gold
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 20th 2021. 
World Cup Update
Following an incredible first weekend of sliding, Team Canada wanted to prove that all of the on-ice training in Whistler was really worth it as they headed to the birthplace of the sliding sports, St. Moritz, SUI. 

In skeleton, we saw Elisabeth Maier set the start record and take sixth place for the second weekend in a row, while Jaclyn LaBerge shook off first WC race jitters by sliding to 11th spot. In the men's race, Kevin Boyer was the top Canuck in 18th, followed by Mark Lynch in 24th. 

The world’s best bobsleigh athletes slid into the spotlight over the weekend. Team Kripps and Team de Bruin were joined by their Canadian teammates; Team Spring and Team Rissling for the first time this season. 

Christine de Bruin teamed up with Sara Villani for the second week in a row. The pair finished in eighth place. de Bruin also competed in the Women's Monobob World Series, where she placed 16th. Alysia Rissling was sliding in her first World Cup race following her season off to rehab an injury. Paired up with Dawn Richardson Wilson, they slid to 11th place. 

Justin Kripps and Cam Stones wasted no time sliding back onto the World Cup podium after capturing the bronze medal in the two-man race, a career first on the St. Moritz track. The pair were joined by teammates Ryan Sommer and Ben Coakwell the following day when they snagged another bronze in the four-man and etched their names in the Canadian history books as just the third sled ever to win World Cup two- and four-man medals on the same weekend in St. Moritz. 

Chris Spring made his World Cup comeback this weekend, finishing in 11th place in both two- and four-man events. Team Spring comprised of Mike Evelyn, Mark Mlakar and Shaquille Murray-Lawrence all made their world debuts alongside the veteran pilot. 
Europe Cup Update
This weekend’s Europe Cup created more learning opportunities for our pilots and brakewomen, following some last minute changes due to injuries, the Canadian women took to the ice in Igls, AUT. Melissa Lotholz teamed up with Catherine Medeiros finished in fourth spot, Cynthia Appiah and Séréna Bellocq--Privé were one spot back in fifth, while Bianca Ribi and Stephanie Drost finished seventh.

All of Canada’s development bobsleigh pilots and crew who continue to learn the lines on the European tracks have their eyes set on the World Championships in Altenberg next month. 

The Canadian women also celebrated a double medal day at the top of the Women’s Monobob World Series podium in Igls. Melissa Lotholz finished on top, while Cynthia Appiah hopped onto the silver medal step of the podium. Bianca Ribi slid to fifth place.
Women’s Monobob will make its Olympic debut in 2022. The top female bobsleigh pilots continue to learn the new discipline at World Cup and Europe Cup events.
Intercontinental Cup Update
Jane Channell was the lone Canadian sled competing at the first Intercontinental Cup of the season in Altenberg GER. Getting some additional reps on the 2021 World Championship track before rejoining the World Cup circuit, Channell slid into a tie for sixth place with German athlete, Corinna Leipold.

Coming Up 

As we head into the next week of competition take a look below and see where your favourite athletes will be competing:
Team Kripps 4-man
BMW IBSF World Cup #7 Konigssee, GER
January 17th - 24th,  2021

  • Team Kripps 
  • Team de Bruin
  • Team Spring  
  • Team Rissling 
  • Team Lotholz
  • Team Appiah 
  • Jane Channell 
  • Elisabeth Maier 
  • Mark Lynch 
  • Kevin Boyer 
Development Skeleton Team
North American Cup #1 Park City, USA
January 24th - 28th, 2021

  • Madison Charney 
  • Grace Dafoe
  • Blake Enzie 
  • Troy Wilson 
  • David Park 
  • Jordan Rwiyamilira
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