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Dubious record: Bobsleigh pilot competes in four World Cup races – and performs a strange feat

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Dubious record: Bobsleigh pilot competes in four World Cup races – and performs a strange feat

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Bobsleigh pilot competes in four World Cup races – and performs a strange feat

Status: 02.03.2024 | Reading time: 2 minutes

Bob-Piloting Riley Tejcek

Source: dpa/Robert Michael

Two years ago she made her debut in the World Cup, now bobsleigh pilot Riley Tejck set a questionable record in the two-man bobsleigh race in Winterberg. The American fell in all four World Cup races. However, she doesn’t end up in last place. A German wins the title.

US pilot Riley Tejcek set a dubious record at the World Bobsleigh Championships. In the two-man bobsleigh, the 27-year-old fell in all four runs – and still didn’t come last in the race.

“It’s so difficult here. But I’m racing with the best in the world, that makes me proud. But my heart is broken as an athlete because I didn’t make it down,” she said on Saturday, emphasizing: “I’m a fighter.”

In the first two runs on Friday, she lay on her side at the end of the finish curve with pusher Jasmine Jones. Since the sled still made it to the finish, she was also allowed to take part in the final two runs on Saturday. Then she had pusher Jestena Mattson in the bobsleigh. And in the third run, her sled also tipped over on the exit shortly before the finish. And since the subsequent starters were all worse in terms of time, Tecjek still qualified for the final run as 20th out of a total of 24 sleds.

Injuries and abrasions after four falls

But she crashed there too, this time before the finish curve. A blessing in disguise, apart from a few injuries and abrasions, all of the falls were minor. Tejcek, who is a captain in the Marine Corps, competed in her first race in January 2021 in Park City at the North American Cup. She made her World Cup debut in November 2022.

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Meanwhile, Lisa Buckwitz from BRC Thuringia won her first World Championship gold as a pilot. The former pusher, who surprisingly won Olympic gold with Mariama Jamanka in Pyeongchang in 2018, beat Laura Nolte with Vanessa Mark from Eintracht Frankfurt by five hundredths of a second in Winterberg on Saturday. The two-man Olympic champion from Beijing, who rode with Deborah Levi from Potsdam, missed her first World Cup double after her victory in the monobob.

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