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Female bobsleigh team wins Bronze medal at World Winter Champhionships


The final day of the 2016  Iglis World Winter Champhionships, that took place in Austria, brought bronze to the Romanian bobsledders female team.

It was a historic four-woman exhibition race and the competition saw two Canadian teams winning the gold and silver medal while the Romanian team settled for the bronze. Maria Adela Constantin, Olivia Francisca Vild, Andreea Grecu and Erika Anett Halay have competed for the first time in the bobsleigh and skeleton, as this category was introduced only this year.

Maria Adela Constantin admitted they did not have a good start, however they did manage to get a good time of 1 minute and 48,18 seconds while the Canadian team had 1 minute and 47,35 seconds.

It is important to note that the Canadian team has been working towards more opportunities for women to compete in winter sports and thanks to them, in 2014 the Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation decided in 2014 to allow mixed-gender and women’s teams to compete in four individuals races. Kaillie Humphries, a member of the Canadaina team said ” We live in an age now where it has become more and more acceptable in many sports to have women compete with the men”.