Mirela Rahneva wins skeleton silver in Winterberg, Germany January 5th, 2020IBSF

Rahneva wins skeleton silver at IBSF World Cup

Mirela Rahneva won silver during the women’s skeleton event at the IBSF World Cup in Winterberg, Germany on Sunday.

It was a close race for the podium in Winterberg. Mirela Rahneva raced to a total time of 1:56.24s for silver. Her first run of 58.23s put her behind Germany’s Tina Hermann (58.10s). Although, Rahneva improved her second run to 58.01s to challenge Hermann who earned a 58.11s.

It was a close call, however, Hermann achieved a time of 1:56.21s in front of her home crowd to take home gold. Janine Flock of Austria won bronze with a time of 1:56.37s.

This is Rahneva’s ninth World Cup medal. She now has three gold, three silver and three bronze medals. She earned third overall during the 2016/2017 and 2018/2019 season.

The BMW IBSF World Cup will travel to France next weekend for their next stop on the tour.