Keira Weddell He missed the podium in the first World Cup of the season. In the race in Lake Louise, Canada, the 26-year-old from Starnberg finished seventh.
In icy temperatures of minus 15 degrees, the fourth running of the Beijing Winter Olympics was 0.97 seconds slower than the winner of the women’s longest downhill race over 3,000 metres. Sophia Jogia from Italy. In second place was Olympic champion Corinne Sutter from Switzerland, 0.04 seconds behind Austrian Cornelia Hutter (+0.06).
“Fundamentally strong start”
Weidle started the race in tenth place and initially finished third, but then had to let four other competitors pass. It was then judged to be a “mainly strong start”, and finished seventh, you can’t complain about that. But of course that’s not where I want to go.” The pace specialist has finished on the podium four times in her career so far. Last winter’s second place in Zuchensee was the best result.
Born in Stuttgart, she is the only beacon of hope for the German speed team. Ronnie Remy, who started with DSV this year, will be out for the rest of the season after tearing his anterior cruciate and medial ligaments. Emma Eicher (Mahlstetten) was 31st, 3.03 seconds behind.
This Saturday (8:30 p.m.) there is another downhill race on the 1988 Olympic course, followed by the Super-G race on Sunday (7 p.m.). A gap of nearly a second will be meticulously analyzed, “so that everything will be fine tomorrow,” said Weddell, looking ahead to the second drop.