The German gold series in Yanqing Olympic ice channel stops. Hannah Neite was the first German skeleton pilot Olympic champion on Saturday at the winter games in China. The 21-year-old from Winterberg won after four runs with 0.62 seconds ahead of the Australian Jaclyn Narracott. Bronze secured the Dutch Kimberly Bos in front of Tina Hermann from WSV Königssee. Previously, German athletes had won all four toboggan competitions and world champion Christopher Grotheer as the first German skeleton gold.
Neit had pushed past the third run with a train record of 1: 01.44 minutes to Narracott and had gone to the final with 0.14 seconds in the final. The 21-year-old had only place in eight after the first run. In the final, despite their small experience, she made the least mistakes of medal councilors and won in the end with a tremendous lead.
Followed on tobogganing and skeleton Bob
The German women had already won the race north of Beijing Olympic medals, but never stood up on the podium. In Vancouver, Kerstin Szymkowiak won silver, Anja Huber (now Selbach) bronze. Four years ago in Pyeongchang, Jacqueline Lolling had to give himself beaten only the Britin Elizabeth Yarnold.
With the completion of the skeleton competitions, the competition can still not be broken, because German gold hunting continues with the BOB competitions. The first decision falls in women in the new Monobob competition at the early Monday morning. In the final training on Saturday, the Winterberger Laura Nolte went twice the best time. The first two of four scans are on Sunday on the program.