American women earn 1st bobsleigh win
American pilot Shauna Rohbock and brakewoman Valerie Fleming won their first women's World Cup bobsleigh race of the season Friday.
They were third after the opening run in Igls, Austria, before posting the fastest second-run time to finish in an aggregate one minute, 48.50 seconds and beat Anja Schneiderheinze-Stoeckel and Christin Senkel of Germany by 0.09 seconds.
Fabienne Meyer and Hanne Schenk of Switzerland were another 0.11 back in third.
Calgary's Helen Upperton and Toronto's Shelly-Ann Brown were fourth in 1:48.71 while Olympic champions Kaillie Humphries of Calgary and Heather Moyse of Summerside, P.E.I., were eighth in 1:49.00.
Sandra Kiriasis and Stephanie Schneider of Germany, who won three of four previous races this season, remained atop the standings with 1,061 points. Cathleen Martini and Romy Logsch of Germany followed with 1,003, and Meyer and Schenk were third with 896. Rohbock and Fleming are in fifth with 805 points.
A two-men bobsleigh race in Igls is scheduled for Saturday (CBCSports.ca, 8 a.m. ET).