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World Cup returns to Altenberg for fifth stop of the series
Photo credit: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis
ALTENBERG, Germany (December 15, 2021) – The World Cup tour will make its fifth stop of the series back in Altenberg this week with races from December 17-19. The schedule is as follows, with all times listed in local time:
Friday, December 17
9 a.m.: Men’s skeleton run #1
10:45 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, December 18
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, December 19
10 a.m.: Two-woman bobsled run #1
11:30 a.m.: Two-woman bobsled run #2
2:30 p.m.: Four-man bobsled run #1
4 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. Uhlaender led the skeleton squad with an eighth place finish when the tour stopped in Altenberg two weeks ago, and Curtis was 13th. Henry and Daly both finished 20th in their respective races. Florian was en route to a medal position before he crashed out of the finish corner, and he’ll be eager to vie for the podium again this week.
Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Kaillie Humphries (Carlsbad, Calif.) will compete in women’s monobob. Meyers Taylor has won three of four monobob races this season and is currently the overall leader. Humphries medaled in two races, and she is ranked fourth. Meyers Taylor will team up with her 2018 Olympic silver medal partner Lauren Gibbs (Los Angeles, Calif.) in the two-woman competition on Sunday. Sylvia Hoffman (Arlington, Texas) will pair with Humphries for the third time this season. Humphries completed a sweep of the women’s monobob and two-woman bobsled gold medals when the tour made its third stop in Altenberg. Meyers Taylor was sixth in monobob, and fifth in two-woman.
Hunter Church (Cadyville, N.Y.) and Josh Williamson (Lake Mary, Fla.) will compete together in Saturday’s two-man bobsled race. Williamson will be joined by Charlie Volker (Fair Haven, N.J.) and Hakeem Abdul Saboor (Powhatan, Va.) as Church’s four-man bobsled crew on Sunday. Church finished 18th in Altenberg’s two-man race earlier this season, and 21st in four-man.
Codie Bascue (Whitehall, N.Y.) and Carlo Valdes (Newport Beach, Calif.) will compete as a team in two-man. Valdes, Nic Taylor (Hayward, Calif.) and Kris Horn (Pembroke, Mass.) will race with Bascue in four-man. Bascue was 23rd in two-man when they raced in Altenberg two weeks ago, and 19th in four-man.
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