Thursday, February 25, 2010

Winter Olympics: Bobsledders Lie 20th

Aoife Hoey and Claire Bergin lay 20th of the 21 teams after the first two heats of the women’s bobsleigh last night. The Irish pair are over three seconds down on leaders Canada at the midway stage.
A sluggish first heat found Hoey and Bergin last in the standings although they improved marginally on their second run.
Australia, whose appeal had threatened Ireland’s involvement before the Games, is 0.02 seconds ahead of the Irish bob in 19th place.
Canada's Kaillie Humphries set a new track record of 53.19 on her first slide and followed that with an even faster time of 53.01. She leads the field by 0.13 seconds going into tonight’s final two runs.
Germany's reigning Olympic champion and gold medal favourite Sandra Kiriasis could only manage fifth place on the lightning fast track.
After two heats:
1 Kaillie Humphries, Heather Moyse (Can) 1 min 46.20 secs (53.19 secs & 53.01 secs), 2 Erin Pac, Elana Meyers (USA) 1:46.33 (53.28 & 53.05), 3 Romy Logsch, Cathleen Martini (Ger) 1:46.60 (53.28 & 53.32), 4 Shelly-Ann Brown, Helen Upperton (Can) 1:46.62 (53.50 & 53.12), 5 Christin Senkel, Sandra Kiriasis (Ger) 1:46.64 (53.41 & 53.23), 6 Michelle Rzepka, Shauna Rohbock (USA) 1:47.09 (53.73 & 53.36), 6 Emily Azevedo, Bree Schaaf (USA) 1:47.09 (53.76 & 53.33), 8 Janine Tischer, Claudia Schramm (Ger) 1:47.22 (53.65 & 53.57), 9 Esme Kamphuis, Tine Veenstra (Ned) 1:47.40 (53.81 & 53.59), 10 Nicola Minichiello, Gillian Cooke (Gbr) 1:47.58 (53.85 & 53.73), 11 Paula Walker, Kelly Thomas (Gbr) 1:47.77 (54.19 & 53.58), 12 Anastasia Skulkina, Yulia Timofeeva (Rus) 1:48.02 (54.38 & 53.64), 13 Fabienne Meyer, Hanne Schenk (Swi) 1:48.31 (54.04 & 54.27), 14 Laura Curione, Jessica Gillarduzzi (Ita) 1:48.52 (54.15 & 54.37), 15 Elfje Willemsen, Eva Willemarck (Bel) 1:48.67 (54.27 & 54.40), 16 Alina Vera Savin, Carmen Radenovic (Rou) 1:48.87 (54.41 & 54.46), 17 Caroline Spahni, Sabina Hafner (Swi) 1:48.88 (54.18 & 54.70), 18 Manami Hino, Konomi Asazu (Jpn) 1:49.42 (54.64 & 54.78), 19 Astrid Loch-Wilkinson, Cecilia McIntosh (Aus) 1:49.51 (54.85 & 54.66), 20 Aoife Hoey, Claire Bergin (Irl) 1:49.53 (55.04 & 54.49), 21 Elena Doronina, Olga Fedorova (Rus) 1:49.61 (54.40 & 55.21)

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