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BC-BOB--World Championships

March 3, 2019
Olympic champion Mariama Jamanka added the world women’s bobsled championship to her collection, leading a gold-silver finish for Germany. Jamanka teamed with Annika Drazek to win by just over a second over pilot Stephanie Schneider and push athlete Ann-Christin Strack.

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Olympic champion Mariama Jamanka added the world women’s bobsled championship to her collection Sunday, leading a gold-silver finish for Germany.

Jamanka teamed with Annika Drazek to win by just over a second over pilot Stephanie Schneider and push athlete Ann-Christin Strack.

Canada got the bronze, with Christine De Bruin driving and Kristen Bunjnowksi pushing.

The U.S. medal hopes were lost in the third run of the four-heat race, when Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor crashed. She crossed the line and was eligible for a fourth run, but was well out of medal contention and did not start.

The top U.S. sled was piloted by Brittany Reinbolt, who placed fifth.