Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Germans pinch women’s bobsleigh gold from USA, Nigerians last



Germans pinch women’s bobsleigh gold from USA, Nigerians last

Germans pinch women’s bobsleigh gold from USA, Nigerians last

Germany’s Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz stunned the USA by seven-hundredths of a second to win women’s bobsleigh gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics today.

The Germans, starting last in the final run, were behind America’s Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs in the upper sections before making up ground at the bottom to steal the title.

It means that Germany, with a cumulative winning time of 3min 22.45sec, pocket their fourth Olympic title in women’s bobsleigh to gain on the USA’s total of five.

Canada’s Kaillie Humphries and Phylicia George took the bronze medal, 0.44sec behind the winners.

Nigeria, making history as their country’s first Winter Olympians, bumped off several walls in their final run to finish last, more than seven seconds adrift.

And Jamaica, sending their first female athletes to a Winter Games, totalled 3:24.94 to place one spot higher than the Nigerians in second last

MOST VIEWED

  • Hun Sen: Full country reopening to be decided in two weeks

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that if the Covid-19 situation remains stable for 15 consecutive days from the end of the October 5-7 Pchum Ben public holiday, Cambodia will reopen fully, albeit in the context of Covid-19 whereby people have to adjust their lives to

  • Will Evergrande change the way Chinese developers do business in Cambodia?

    China’s property sector policy has exposed the grim financial condition of real estate developers including those operating in Cambodia, which raises questions over the viability of their projects and business going forward The dark blue netting draping over one of Yuetai Group Co Ltd’

  • Phnom Penh governor: Show Covid-19 vaccination cards, or else

    Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng late on October 5 issued a directive requiring all people aged 18 and over and the parents of children aged 6-17 to produce Covid-19 vaccination cards when entering schools, markets, malls, marts, eateries and other business establishments that have been permitted

  • Cambodia seeks probe into 'false reports' on Hun Sen's alleged Cypriot passport

    Minister of Justice Koeut Rith on September 6 wrote a letter to his Cypriot counterpart Stephie Dracos requesting cooperation in investigating and providing the truth in relation to the "exaggerative and false allegations" that Prime Minister Hun Sen holds a Cypriot passport. In his letter, the

  • Cambodia sets new Covid-19 quarantine rules

    The government has modified Covid-19 quarantine requirements, shortening the duration for, among others, Cambodian officials, foreign diplomats and delegations, investors and inbound travellers in general. According to an official notice signed by Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng late on October 16, quarantine length for Cambodian

  • 'Pandora Papers' expose leaders' offshore millions

    More than a dozen heads of state and government, from Jordan to Azerbaijan, Kenya and the Czech Republic, have used offshore tax havens to hide assets worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a far-reaching new investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (