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World Cup tour makes third stop in Altenberg this week
Photo credit: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis
ALTENBERG, Germany (December 1, 2021) – The World Cup will make its third stop of the series in Altenberg this week with races from December 3-5. The schedule is as follows, with all times listed in local time:
Friday, December 3
10 a.m.: Women’s skeleton run #1
11:30 a.m.: Women’s skeleton run #2
2:30 p.m.: Men’s skeleton run #1
4:15 p.m.: Men’s skeleton run #2
Saturday, December 4
9 a.m.: Women’s monobob run #1
10:10 a.m.: Women’s monobob run #2
1:30 p.m.: Two-man bobsled run #1
3 p.m.: Two-man bobsled run #2
Sunday, December 5
9:30 a.m.: Two-woman bobsled run #1
11 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.
John Daly (Smithtown, N.Y.) and Austin Florian (Southington, Conn.) will compete in the men’s skeleton event on Friday, while Katie Uhlaender (Breckenridge, Colo.), Megan Henry (Roxbury, Conn.) and Kelly Curtis (Princeton, N.J.) are entered in the women’s competition. Florian finished ninth in the January 2019 World Cup race in Altenberg, and Daly’s best World Cup finish on the German track to date is 20th in January 2013. Uhlaender has a history of success in Altenberg, having won the silver World Championship medal in 2008 and a World Cup silver medal in 2013. Henry raced the 2020 World Championships in Altenberg and finished 18th, while this is Curtis’ first elite competition on the German track.
Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Kaillie Humphries (Carlsbad, Calif.) will compete in women’s monobob. Meyers Taylor is currently 2-for-2, having won the first two races of the season. Sylvia Hoffman (Arlington, Texas) has been selected to compete with Meyers Taylor in the two-woman race. Kaysha Love (Heriman, Utah) will make her second career World Cup start this weekend in Humphries’ sled. Meyers Taylor has earned four medals in Altenberg to date. Humphries won three world titles on the track over the last two years, and is a favorite to win again this weekend.
Hunter Church (Cadyville, N.Y.) and Charlie Volker (Fair Haven, N.J.) are teamed up for the two-man race on Saturday. Josh Williamson (Lake Mary, Fla.), Jimmy Reed (Garmisch, Germany) and Hakeem Abdul Saboor (Powhatan, Va.) will be Church’s push crew in the four-man bobsled competition. Church competed in Altenberg for the first time two seasons ago during the 2020 World Championships. He finished 19th in two-man and 21st in four-man. This will be only his second competition on the German course.
Abdul Saboor will pair with Codie Bascue (Whitehall, N.Y.) in two-man, while Carlo Valdes (Newport Beach, Calif.), Blaine McConnell (Tacoma, Wash.) and Nic Taylor (Hayward, Calif.) will push Bascue in four-man. This will be Bascue’s fifth World Cup race in Altenberg. His best career finishes on the German track are sixth in two-man in 2015, and eighth in four-man in 2018.
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