But the 28-year-old had to fight.

Russian starting specialist Elena Nikitina started sharply in the first run and was only five hundredths of the starting record of 4.83 - in the finish she broke the previous track record.

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Here the Russian sets a new course record

But it did not last very long.

Hermann was certainly a little behind the Russian initially, but she drove up - at most she was up to 119 km / h - and finished in the new record time of 50.93.

- I do not know if you can say perfect ride, it never exists.

But as close as you can get - it was extremely huge, says SVT Sports expert Per Anders von Scheele.

- Wow, for a skeleton skier, it's a dream line all the way.

The text is updated after the second run which starts at 11.30.