Bobsleigh racer Krūmiņa makes history in Canada

Latvian para-bobsleigh sportswoman Annija Krūmiņa scored a notable world first November 24 becoming the first woman ever to win an International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) event against a mixed field of men and women.

Racing at the Calgary track, at the first station of IBSF Para-Bobsleigh World Cup 2017/2018, the 22-year-old clocked the best time ahead of teammate Alvils Brants (also from Latvia) and Jason Sturm (USA), who won the first World Cup race the day before.

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The IBSF Para-Sports disciplines are mixed-gender. Three women and nine men from seven nations competed at the World Cup opening in Calgary

The IBSF Para-Sport World Cup continues on December 1-2 in Lake Placid (USA). A total of ten races are scheduled for the 2017/2018 season.

Below you can see a short video which previews the season. Brants ends by saying surprises can be expected - and the first one was named Annija Krūmiņa.

 

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