Hermann rallies for 3rd straight women's skeleton title
Second place, Germany's Jacqueline Loelling, left, hands the trophy to first place, Germany's Tina Hermann on the podium during the women's skeleton race at the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships in Altenberg, Germany, Friday, Feb.12, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)ALTENBERG – A year ago, Tina Hermann became the first woman to win back-to-back world skeleton championships. Katie Uhlaender of the U.S. was sixth in her final world championships. AdThe men’s world championships saw a comeback as well, though nowhere near as big of one time-wise as Hermann’s rally. The world championships continue Saturday and Sunday with the women's monobob and four-man bobsled events.
Loelling leads skeleton title race, Uhlaender contending
Katie Uhlaender of the United States starts during the women's skeleton race at the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships in Altenberg, Germany, Thursday, Feb.11, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)ALTENBERG – Germany’s Jacqueline Loelling is in position to reclaim her world women’s skeleton championship, and Katie Uhlaender of the U.S. is within striking distance of what would be her first medal at the worlds in nine years. In the men’s race, Russia's Alexander Tretiakov is the leader after two runs, finishing Thursday in 1:53.30. AdTretiakov is seeking his second world title, after winning in 2013. Austin Florian is the top American in the men’s race, holding 10th place at the midway mark.