Back on ice: Some US sliders finally able to begin seasons
FILE - Summer Britcher of the United States prepares to compete in the women's competition at the Luge World Cup in Sochi, Russia, in this Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, file photo. Friday marked the first day of actual international competition for American sliders, with USA Luge taking part in a Nation’s Cup race in Königssee, Germany. That was a precursor to this weekend’s World Cup races there, and seven of the eight U.S. sleds that competed qualified for races Saturday and Sunday. “I am so happy to be back in the World Cup,” said USA Luge’s Summer Britcher, who was third in the women’s Nation Cup race Friday and was the top-ranked American in last season’s World Cup standings. “Just because you’re not on the World Cup racing, if you’re maximizing your opportunities back at home, there are gains that can be made,” Kohn said.