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Germany's Kiriasis wins bobsled World Cup race on her home track, topping Meyers and Jones

January 05, 2014 - 3:33 AM

WINTERBERG, Germany - Germany’s Sandra Kiriasis drove to a World Cup bobsled win on her home track on Sunday, edging Elana Meyers of the United States by the slimmest of margins.

Kiriasis and brakeman Franziska Fritz finished two runs in 1 minute, 55.41 seconds _ a mere 0.01 seconds ahead of Meyers and Lolo Jones, who likely bolstered her Olympic hopes by helping give USA-1 a huge push in the second heat.

Anja Schneiderheinze and Stephanie Schneider were third for Germany, 0.07 seconds back.

The reigning Winter Olympic champions _ Heather Moyse of Summerside, P.E.I., and Kaillie Humphries of Calgary _ were 0.22 seconds back in fifth place.

Fellow Canadians Jenny Ciochetti of Edmonton and Chelsea Valois of Zenon Park, Sask., finished in 14th place, 1:36 behind the winning duo.

Kiriasis’ victory came one day after she celebrated her 39th birthday. It was her first medal of the season in five races.

For the U.S., Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans led after the first run but finished fourth. Jazmine Fenlator and Lauryn Williams were ninth.

News from © The Associated Press, 2014
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