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Fluke’s fourth place in the Igls World Cup on home soil

Fluke’s fourth place in the Igls World Cup on home soil

Janine Flock finished Friday’s World Cup Skeleton Championships in Innsbruck/Eagles in fourth place.

The Tyrolean missed the podium by only a hundredth and ended up 0.21 seconds behind the Dutch winner Kimberly Bosz, who overtook the Italian Valentina Margalio (+0.17) and the Briton Tabitha Stoecker (+0.20).

The next best Austrian was Julia Erlacher in 17th place (+1.12), and Anya Unterscheider came in 29th place.

Start with a special helmet

Flock had the fifth-best time in the first round and improved again in the second round – despite a broken nasal bone he suffered about three weeks ago. For this reason, the 34-year-old competed with a special helmet.

In the men’s competition, Samuel Mayer was Austria’s best skeleton player. The 24-year-old Tyrolean finished 11th, 1.02 seconds behind British winner Matt Weston. Alexander Schlintner was 17th (+1.54 seconds) and Florian Auer 24th (+2.37).

Weston celebrated his third victory in the Eagles, and the world champion also won in November 2021 and February 2023. He outperformed South Korean Seungye Young (+0.15 seconds) and German Felix Kissinger (+0.32).

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