Illustration photo – Skeletonist Anna Fernstädtová spoke at a press conference on November 5, 2021 in Prague.
Innsbruck (Austria) – Czech skeleton athlete Anna Fernstädtová finished in 17th place in the World Cup race in Innsbruck and recorded the worst result of the season.
Kimberley Bosová from the Netherlands won and dramatized the fight for the overall championship before the final race of the series next week in Sigulda. She loses 27 points to the leader Tina Hermannová from Germany, who was only tenth today.
Fernstädt's first run did not go well at all, in which she had the slowest start and the worst time and ended up in the last 19th place. She didn't do too well in the second round either, but the troubles of her rivals helped her to move up the ranking.
“I had two good runs, probably the best I've had here. The starts were a little harder because I was lying down for about a week and didn't train much. But here, unfortunately, the decision is made at the start,” said Fernstädtová in a recording for the media.
< p>The twenty-six-year-old Czech competitor, whose worst result in the current season was 15th place, lost 1.29 seconds to Bosová. The three-time junior world champion is in seventh place in the standings of the World Cup.
SP in skeleton riding in Innsbruck:
Women: 1. Bosová (Netherlands) 1:46.35 (53.48+52.87), 2. Clarke (USA) -0.28 (53.18+53.45), 3. Meylemansová (Belg.) – 0.33 (53.37+53.31), …17. Fernstädtová (Czech Republic) -1.29 (53.82+53.82).
Interim standings of the WC (after 7 out of 8 races): 1. Hermannová (German) 1397, 2. Bosová 1370, 3. Rahnevová (Can.) 1339, …7. Fernstädtová 984.