Kimberley Bos from the Netherlands was able to secure the title. flock finished fourth in the World Cup competition on the natural track in St. Moritz and moved up two places in the final standings to second place behind Bos. The fifth-placed Italian Valentina Margaglio took bronze at the European Championships. Surprisingly, victory in the World Cup went to the Australian Jaclyn Narracott.
“Ten medals in a row, my third European runner-up title, that was hard work,” was Flock relieved after the unsatisfactory training performance. She had taken “full risk” with her team. A new runner was used in a race for the first time. Coach friend Matthias Guggenberger was also satisfied: “This is exactly the form we wanted for the Olympic Games in Beijing. That’s where the big goal is now waiting,” he said, looking towards China.
down one of her favorite lanes Flock the third fastest time in the first round. In the decision, the three-time European champion – 2016 brought Flock in St. Moritz Gold – slight problems after the start. Thanks to her top speed of 137.8 km/h, she still managed to stay ahead of Margaglio at the finish and thus secured silver. The former bobsledder Bos (28) remained sovereign after her, Narracott brought the half-time lead to the finish.
Sports Minister Werner Kogler also congratulated Janine Flock on her success!
for Flock it is now time to tune in to China. On the Olympic track in Yanqing, she was only 17th at the test event at the end of October last year. The German riders, who went empty-handed at the European Championships, were convincing. Defending champion Jelena Nikitina was also among the defeated, but the Russian should also be expected again at the Olympics. The games start on February 4th.