John Lochner is the third Time in a row European champion in four-man Bob, and has the German Gold hat-Trick in the title fight at the Königssee perfectly. The world champion won on Sunday at his home track in front of the Latvians Oskars Kibermanis and double Olympic gold medallist Francesco Friedrich. On Saturday, Frederick had already made his fourth European Triumph in Two perfectly, in the women’s Olympic champion Mariama Jamanka was for the second Time European champion.
Parallel to this, the race on the Königssee lake, were also included in the world Cup standings, so every win in this Winter’s first half of the Season in all competitions, continue to the Bobs of the German Federation BSD. The highlight of the winter rises at the end of February and beginning of March with the world Cup in Whistler, Canada.
In the foursome led Lochner after the first run, however, with only four hundredths of a second ahead Kibermanis. The second passage, however, was by far the fastest of the race and brought in Lochner, the first victory of the Season. The Olympic bronze medalist Nico Walther (upper bear, castle) from the castle as the Fifth of the EM and Seventh in the world Cup standings.
In the overall rankings continues to Friedrich, especially in the Two, he seemed to be in the early stage of the season to beat. Since the turn of the year, the Sachse has to compete in the small carriage, however, against his strongest opponents. Co-Olympic champion Justin Kripps, at the winter games in Pyeongchang the same time with Friedrich victorious, had skipped the first world Cup to be intensely focused on its home world Cup in Whistler prepare. The Königssee is only eleven hundredths of a lag Kripps at the end behind Friedrich.
For women, Jamanka had led a German double victory. The 28-Year-old referred to the title-holder Stephanie Schneider (upper bear, castle) on the second place.