Ahead of Friday’s second run, Christine de Bruin made a wise decision not to make major changes to her race approach to open the Olympic two-woman bobsleigh competition.
Christine de Bruin and Kristen Bujnowski is known as brake woman, ended up going late into the ninth corner following a little hit, but through the event in Beijing, otherwise put forth a strong effort in moving up a spot to fourth place in a combined time of two minutes 3.21 seconds halfway.
CBC Sports stated that “I just tweaked a little in corner nine kept things the same,” the Canadian pilot, who was seventh in her 2018 Winter Games debut. Let’s just down the track and make two solid runs, and that’s what I did.”
After setting a track record of 1:01.01 in her second run, Germany’s Laura Nolte leads the field of 20 in 2:02.05, entering the final two heats on Saturday at 7 a.m. ET. Teammate Mariama Jamanka, is the defending Olympic champion, is on the second in 2:02.55, Elana Meyers Taylor ahead of American, who is 42-100ths of a second in front of de Bruin.
Kaillie Humphries is the formal team member of Canada, now competing for the United States, after two runs with first-time Olympian Kaysha Love, dropped, a spot to fifth.
In their sights, Canada’s Christine de Bruin and Kristen Bujnowski have an Olympic bobsleigh medal. After posting a combined time of 2:03.21, they are fourth, halfway through the four-run, 2-woman event at the Yanqing National Sliding Centre on Friday.