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BEYOND LOCAL: Canada takes gold, silver at first-ever World Cup monobob race

The first bobsled World Cup event of the season took off in Whistler, B.C. this Friday
Canada's Bianca Ribi, of Calgary, Alta., races down the track during the women's monobob competition at the IBSF bobsleigh world cup event, in Whistler, B.C., on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

WHISTLER, B.C. — Canada's Bianca Ribi captured gold medal in women's monobob at the first bobsled World Cup event of the season in Whistler, B.C., Friday. 

The 26-year-old Winnipeg native finished the two-heat race with a time of one minute, 50.89 seconds.

Toronto's Cynthia Appiah was 0.27 seconds behind and finished second, and American Kallie Humphries took bronze. 

Ribi's first-place finish was threatened by Germany's Laura Nolte, who appeared to be beating the Canadian's time before crashing late in her second heat. 

Monobob, where an athlete races solo in their bobsled, is new to the World Cup circuit this season after making its Olympic debut at the Beijing Games earlier this year. 

The first bobsled World Cup competition of the season continues Friday with the two-man bobsled. Saturday will feature the two-woman and four-man bobsled events. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 25, 2022.

The Canadian Press