Two-man Olympic champion Laura Nolte won her home game in the Monobob World Cup thanks to an improvement and mistakes by the competition in the second run.

In Winterberg, the 24-year-old won 0.18 seconds ahead of Olympic champion Kaillie Humphries (USA).

Kim Kalicki (Wiesbaden) also benefited from the stumbling competitors and surprisingly finished third.

In an extended field of participants, which did not consist of nine but 15 starters as in the first two World Cup stations in North America, the three German starters again ensured a strong result.

Lisa Buckwitz (Oberhof) was fourth.

She was second after the first run, but missed the podium due to several mistakes in the final round.

The German trio benefited above all from a weak final run by the leader, Melanie Hasler (Switzerland).

After four races and thus halfway through the season, favorite Humphries is still leading the Monobob World Cup, with Nolte in second place just behind her.

On Sunday, the women in Winterberg will start in the two-man sled (10:00 a.m.), the next monobob competition is already on January 14 in Altenberg.

Meanwhile, thanks to Dajana Eitberger, the German lugers can celebrate their next victory.

Three weeks after her success in Park City, the 2018 Olympic silver medalist also won in the single seater in Sigulda, Latvia, where the European Championships will be held next week.

In the first run, Eitberger improved the course record.

The 32-year-old from Ilmenau, who will switch to doubles for the coming season, won 94 thousandths of a second ahead of local hero Elina Vitola, followed by world champion Julia Taubitz (Oberwiesenthal/+0.144 seconds) and Anna Berreiter (Berchtesgaden/+0.154 seconds). ).

The highlight of the season for the tobogganists is the World Championships in Oberhof at the end of January.