Channell wins World Cup silver in Whistler

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Jane Channell of Vancouver, British Columbia won a World Cup silver medal in women’s skeleton on Friday from Whistler, British Columbia. For Channell, it was her third career World Cup medal in women’s skeleton and it comes with just over two months from the start of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

Channell posted a second place time of 1:48.61. Jacqueline Loelling of Germany won the gold medal with a time of 1:48.38. Tina Hermann of Germany won the bronze medal with a time of 1:48.65.

Channell reached the podium by 0.19 seconds. Lelde Priedulena of Latvia finished in fourth place with a time of 1:48.80.

With the silver medal, Channell moves into fifth place in the World Cup women’s skeleton standings with 522 points. However Channell is on a very deep Canadian team at the moment as Elisabeth Vathje of Calgary, Alberta is third in the standings with 546 points and Mirela Rahneva of Ottawa, Ontario is fourth in the standings with 528 points. Loelling leads with 585 points.

Channell previously won a World Cup women’s skeleton bronze medal in Winterberg, Germany on December 4, 2015 and a World Cup silver medal in Park City, Utah on January 16, 2016. The World Cup silver should give Channell confidence during the most important skeleton season in her career to date.



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