Laura Nolte (Winterberg) has just missed a medal at the Olympic premiere in Monobob. The World Cup third slips in the winter games in China on the decision day from Bronzang still in fourth place. European Champion Mariaama Jamanka (Oberhof) took the disappointing 13th place at the sovereign win of the American Kaillie Humphries (USA).
“I’m simply sad. I could not show what I can. Two good runs simply ranges at Olympia,” Nolte said.
This ended a competition in the Yanqing Sliding Center for the first time completely without German medal. Only athletes and athletes from Germany had triumphed in the first six decisions in the tobogganing and skeleton. In addition, three times jumped out.
On the first Olympic champion in the single slide, world champion was crowned Humphries with the comfortable lead of 1.54 seconds in front of her compartment Elana Meyers Taylor, Christine de Bruin (Canada / + 1.76) secured bronze. It was the total of third Olympic champion for the 36-year-old Humphries, but the first under US flag: The native Canadians had adopted the US citizenship of the USA in December.
The 23-year-old Nolte, who after renewed driving errors in the upper line section in the third pass from the medal ranges, could no longer counter in the last run. At the end, you were missing to bronze 0.30 seconds. Jamanka (31) presented itself at her first day against her “catastrophic” first day and worked a bit. The residue of the two-Olympic champion was huge with 4.73 seconds.
“Today it was a lot better. It’s a pity if you look, which would have been possible. But the first day was catastrophic, so I am dissatisfied as a whole,” said Jamanka in the ard.
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had included the Monobobs four years ago into the women’s program of Beijing’s Winter Games. Only an Olympic cycle remained to establish the mono. The introduction is controversial. The single slide is not particularly popular in the driver’s field, even because the team idea remains different than in two on the track.