Switzerland's Jonas Frei holds a significant advantage at the halfway stage of the bobsleigh event at the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation Para-Sport World Championships in St Moritz.
Frei finished his opening two runs in a combined time of 2min 26.29sec at the Olympia Bobrun St Moritz-Celerina.
The Swiss pilot is 0.43sec ahead of defending champion Lonnie Bissonnette of Canada going into the third and fourth runs tomorrow.
Bissonnette sits on 2:27.72 at the midway point of the competition, 0.33 clear of Sweden's 2019 World Championships bronze medallist Sebastian Westin in third.
#IBSFparasport #Bobsleigh World Championships in #StMoritz— IBSF (@IBSFsliding) February 25, 2021
After heat 2:
1 Jonas Frei 🇨🇭
2 Lonnie Bissonnette 🇨🇦 +0.43
3 Sebastian Westin 🇸🇪 +0.76
4 @bajanjoe 🇬🇧 +0.90
5 Flavio Menardi 🇮🇹 +1.38
6 Nikolai Johann 🇩🇪 +1.41
Switzerland's Christopher Stewart, the overall Para Sport World Cup leader, is languishing down in 15th place after a mistake on the first run.
The World Championships are set to conclude tomorrow.
The event is taking place less than a month after the International Paralympic Committee confirmed Para bobsleigh would not be included on the programme for the 2026 Winter Paralympic Games in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo.