Cynthia Appiah won the bronze medal of the World Cup in monobob in Germany

Canada’s Cynthia Appiah won the bronze medal Saturday in the women’s monobob at the World Cup stop in Altenberg, Germany.

The Toronto native had an impressive first run of 58.80 seconds to take first overall, securing her spot on the podium with a 59.67 second run.

Appiah’s total time of 1:58.86 was enough to edge Lisa Buckwitz of Germany by 0.06 seconds.

Canadian native Kaillie Humphries took first place with a total time of 1:57.92. The American was second after the first run (58.95) before adding the fastest second run of the day (58.97) for her second World Cup win of the season in the event and her 100th career women’s monobob podium at a major international competition.

WATCH l Appiah wins bronze in monobob in Altenberg:

Cynthia Appiah wins bronze in the monobob of the World Cup

The Toronto native posted a final time of 1:58.86 to place third in the women’s monobob event during the IBSF World Cup in Altenberg, Germany.

Humphries won 70 medals in doubles events in her career; 60 in world cups, seven in world championships and three in Olympic Games. She has won 11 more medals in the individual bobsled – including Olympic gold in Beijing last year – plus 10 more on the North American Cup circuit and nine medals in team events.

Laura Nolte led hosts Germany to the podium by finishing second with a total time of 1:58.47. Humphries’ winning margin of 0.55 seconds was the largest in a World Cup monobob race this season.

Humphries received 225 points in the standings for the win, 15 more than Nolte for second place. That gave Humphries 1,070 points on the season, 50 clear of Nolte in the race for the overall title with three races remaining on the World Cup schedule.

Humphries was 0.15 seconds behind Nolte after the first run. But her second run time of 58.97 bested Nolte by seven-tenths of a second, a huge advantage in the sport of sliding.

Bianca Ribi from Winnipeg was ninth. The 26-year-old clocked 59.88 and 1:00.25 for a total time of 2:00.13.

WATCH | Full coverage of the 2nd and last race from Germany:

IBSF World Cup Altenberg: Women’s Qualifier 2

Watch the second and final race of the women’s monobob event from the IBSF World Cup stop in Altenberg, Germany.

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