Tina Hermann of Germany has won a World Cup skeleton race on the historic St. Moritz track, and Katie Uhlaender posted the best finish of any U.S. sliding athlete so far this season
The fifth-place finish was Uhlaender’s top World Cup result in nearly eight years, since a silver-medal performance in a World Cup at Sochi, Russia, in 2013.
“Last season I wasn’t sure I wanted to come back fully, but I decided to finish out my career on my own terms,” Uhlaender said. “I felt like myself on my sled this week and got some confidence back.”
In the men’s race, Germany’s Alexander Gassner rallied in the second heat to win by just one-hundredth of a second over Latvia’s Martins Dukurs. Olympic champion Yun Sungbin of South Korea was third, and Austin Florian was 10th to lead the U.S.