Tobogganing: World Cup gold for Egle/Kipp in the women’s doubles

Tobogganing: World Cup gold for Egle/Kipp in the women’s doubles
The tobogganers Selina Egle and Lara Michaela Kipp.
Image: JAN WOITAS (APA/dpa/Jan Woitas)

The 21-year-old Tyroleans prevailed on Saturday in Germany ahead of Anda Upite/Zane Kaluma (+0.050 seconds) from Latvia and the Americans Chevonne Forgan/Sophia Kirkby (+0.136). Last year, the ÖRV duo secured silver at the World Championships in Oberhof.

After David Gleirscher in the individual sprint on Friday, it was the second gold medal for the ÖRV, which took the lead in the medal table with a total of four medals in four competitions. “I can’t quite believe it yet. It’s huge that it’s turning out this way. After yesterday’s race, becoming world champions on a German track is something we really wouldn’t have imagined,” Egle said with joy in the ORF interview. The day before, the duo had to settle for eighth place in the non-Olympic sprint.

Breakfast played a special role

Kipp was also overjoyed, although the duo crashed after crossing the finish line and was therefore unable to experience the golden moment after finishing second in the first run straight away. “We didn’t really notice it because we were still going up after we fell. But we heard our head coach screaming and then we knew it was gold,” explained Kipp. A special breakfast also played a role for Egle. “I really like hard-boiled eggs, it comes from the movie ‘Cool Runnings’. The lucky egg really made a difference today.”

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