Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports/Skeleton’ Category

‘Doing it for the mamas’: Elisabeth Maier finishes 7th in skeleton World Cup return

Friday, December 11th, 2020

Calgary’s Elisabeth Maier slide into seventh in her first race back following a one-year maternity leave at a skeleton world cup event on Friday, in Innsbruck, Austria. 

Road to the Olympic Games: Women’s world championship skeleton

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Watch Road to the Olympic Games, our weekly program spotlighting the best high-performance athletes from Canada and around the world. On this week's edition of the program, watch women's world championship skeleton.

South Korea’s Sungbin wins men’s World Cup skeleton finale in Calgary

Sunday, February 24th, 2019
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Reigning Olympic men's skeleton champion Yun Sungbin of South Korea won the final race of the World Cup season on Sunday.

Canada’s Mirela Rahneva slides to silver medal on home soil

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

Ottawa's Mirela Rahneva earned her third World Cup medal of the season in women’s skeleton, finishing second to Tina Hermann on Saturday, a day after defeating her German opponent in Calgary.

Rahneva scores World Cup skeleton gold on home ice in Calgary

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Canada's Mirela Rahneva won a World Cup women's skeleton race on home ice Friday, posting the fastest time in both heats to prevail by about a half-second over Germany's Tina Hermann.

Russia’s Tretiakov wins skeleton World Cup race in Lake Placid

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Russia's Alexander Tretiakov had the fastest time in both heats and won a World Cup men's skeleton race Saturday. On the women's side, Canada's Mirela Rahneva was 0.09 seconds shy of the podium, placing fourth.

Olympic skeleton champion Sung-bin records 1st World Cup win of season

Friday, January 25th, 2019
Switzerland Skeleton World Cup

Olympic champion Yun Sung-bin of South Korea got his first World Cup skeleton win of the season Friday, moving him back into the overall lead by the slimmest of margins.

Martins Dukurs, Janine Flock win World Cup skeleton races

Friday, January 18th, 2019
Austria Skeleton World Cup

Martins Dukurs of Latvia was the men's winner and Janine Flock of Austria was the women's winner in World Cup skeleton racing on Friday. It was the first win of the season for both. The race also doubled as the European championship, with Dukurs winning that crown for the 10th consecutive time and Flock prevailing for her third crown.

Russia scores golden sweep in World Cup skeleton

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Alexander Tretiakov and Elena Nikitina swept the gold medals for Russia on Friday at the first World Cup skeleton races of the new year. Elisabeth Maier of Calgary and Dave Greszczyszyn of Brampton, Ont., were the top Canadian sliders, both finishing 11th in their respective disciplines.

Canada’s skeleton athletes ready to slide back into World Cup action

Friday, December 7th, 2018
Jane Channell photo

The 2018-19 Skeleton World Cup season gets underway this weekend in Sigulda, Latvia. Skeleton analyst Helen Upperton thinks the Canadian women can take advantage of a post-Olympics hangover.