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Second week of World Cup racing continues this week in Igls
Photo credit: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis
IGLS, Austria (November 24, 2021) – The World Cup remains at the Olympic sliding track in Igls for a second week of racing this week. The U.S. team looks to improve on the two medal performances from last week’s opening competitions.
The schedule is as follows, with all times listed in local time:
Friday, November 26
10 a.m.: Men’s skeleton run #1
11:45 a.m.: Men’s skeleton run #2
2:30 p.m.: Women’s skeleton run #1
4 p.m.: Women’s skeleton run #2
Saturday, November 27
10 a.m.: Women’s monobob run #1
11:30 a.m.: Women’s monobob run #2
2:30 p.m.: Two-man bobsled run #1
4 p.m.: Two-man bobsled run #2
Sunday, November 28
10 a.m.: Two-woman bobsled run #1
11:30 a.m.: Two-woman bobsled run #2
2 p.m.: Four-man bobsled run #1
3:30 p.m.: Four-man bobsled run #2
Streaming will be available via desktop at olympics.com/en/live/, and via mobile, tablet and connected television platforms on the Olympic Channel app. Check local listings for broadcast times on the Olympic Channel and OlympicChannel.com.
Men’s skeleton athletes John Daly (Smithtown, N.Y.) and Austin Florian (Southington, Conn.) have had a challenging start to the week. Both athletes tested positive for COVID-19 with antigen tests. They were tested again a few days later with PCR tests, and Florian was cleared. Daly will be tested again on Friday morning, and may be cleared to race pending his test result.
Four-time Olympian Katie Uhlaender (Breckenridge, Colo.), Megan Henry (Roxbury, Conn.) and Kelly Curtis (Princeton, N.J.) will fulfill the three quota spots in the women’s race for Team USA. Curtis led the U.S. women last week in only her second career World Cup race with a ninth place finish.
Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Kaillie Humphries (Carlsbad, Calif.) are coming off a 1-2 finish in women’s monobob last week, and they are once again favorites to win this week. Meyers Taylor will race in the Omaze branded sled with Kaysha Love (Heriman, Utah), who will be making her World Cup debut, in the two-woman bobsled competition. Humpries and Lolo Jones (Des Moines, Iowa) will team together for the first time since winning the 2021 World Championship title together in the Reign wrapped sled.
Hunter Church (Cadyville, N.Y.) and Hakeem Abdul Saboor (Powhatan, Va.) will compete together in the BMW branded sled in Saturday’s two-man bobsled race. Josh Williamson (Lake Mary, Fla.), Charlie Volker (Fair Haven, N.J.) and Kris Horn (Pembroke, Mass.) will push Church in the Under Armour branded four-man bobsled on Sunday.
Codie Bascue (Whitehall, N.Y.) will once again team up with Carlo Valdes (Newport Beach, Calif.) in the two-man event. Valdes, Abdul Saboor and Jimmy Reed (Garmisch, Germany) will be Bascue’s four-man push crew on Sunday.
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