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Russia, Germany share skeleton gold; Wesenberg wins bronze

CORRECTS LOELLING, TO CENTER, AND TO GOLD MEDALIST - Gold medalist Jacqueline Loelling, center, of Germany, gold medalist Elena Nikitina, left, of Rus...
Gold medalists Jacqueline Loelling, left, of Germany, and Elena Nikitina, of Russia, compare their medals after tying for first place in the women's s...
Jacqueline Loelling, of Germany, left, takes a selfie photograph with the top sixth finishers after tying for first place with Elena Nikitina, of Russ...
Jacqueline Loelling, of Germany rounds a curve during the women's skeleton World Cup Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Lake Placid, N.Y. Loelling and Elena Ni...

CORRECTS LOELLING, TO CENTER, AND TO GOLD MEDALIST - Gold medalist Jacqueline Loelling, center, of Germany, gold medalist Elena Nikitina, left, of Rus...

Gold medalists Jacqueline Loelling, left, of Germany, and Elena Nikitina, of Russia, compare their medals after tying for first place in the women's s...

Jacqueline Loelling, of Germany, left, takes a selfie photograph with the top sixth finishers after tying for first place with Elena Nikitina, of Russ...

Jacqueline Loelling, of Germany rounds a curve during the women's skeleton World Cup Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Lake Placid, N.Y. Loelling and Elena Ni...

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Russia's Elena Nikitina and Germany's Jacqueline Loelling shared the win in a women's World Cup skeleton race on Friday.

Nikitina and Loelling both finished two runs in 1 minute, 50.59 seconds. Kendall Wesenberg of the U.S. was third, about a half-second back.

Wesenberg's medal was the first won by a U.S. skeleton athlete in a World Cup race since January 2017 — a span of 35 races, combining men's and women's events. Wesenberg also won the most recent one before Friday, a silver in St. Moritz.

Nikitina remained first in the World Cup overall women's standings, holding a 43-point lead over Loelling with one race remaining.


Updated : 2021-05-08 04:12 GMT+08:00