The German Jamanka wins, Meyers Taylor 2nd for USA in …

The German Jamanka wins, Meyers Taylor 2nd for USA in the bobsleigh

Associated Press

KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) – Olympic champion Mariama Jamanka from Germany teamed up with Annika Drazek and won a world cup female bobsleigh Saturday night, their third victory in four games starts this season.

Elana Meyers Taylor and Lake Kwaza of the U.S. were second, their best finish of the season and the top World Cup finish so far in 2018-19 by every American bobsleigh and skeleton sleigh. Germany was the third in the sled driven by Stephanie Schneider and pushed by Ann-Christin Strack.

Jamanka recorded the fastest time in both heats. Meyers Taylor and Kwaza won their third medal of the season, with the first two as bronze. Also for the USA, Brittany Reinbolt and Lauren Gibbs finished 14th.

The two-man race was later held on Saturday.

Andreea Grecu and Teodora Andreea Vlad from Rumania compete at the Women's Sled World Cup race at Schoenau am Koenigsee, Germany, Saturday, January 12, 2019. (Tobias Hase / dpa via AP)

Andreea Grecu and Teodora Andreea Vlad from Rumania compete at the Women's Sled World Cup race at Schoenau am Koenigsee, Germany, Saturday, January 12, 2019. (Tobias Hase / dpa via AP)

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