Castillo claims bronze in Oberhof’s Para Sport World Cup
OBERHOF, Germany (Dec. 15, 2019)– Guillermo “Will” Castillo (Orlando, Fla.) earned his first career medal on Friday in the first of two Para Sport World Cup races in Oberhof. This was Castillo’s first time on the German track. Para Sport athletes compete in a monobob, and the athlete with the lowest combined time is declared the winner.
“It’s an honor to represent my nation again,” Castillo said. “My first run was fast and clean, and I was happy to be in the top three. I just needed to stay focused and calm for my second run, which I was able to do in the first race.”
Castillo posted the third fastest times of both heats, 45.08 and 44.64 seconds, to earn his bronze medal in 1:29.72. Corie Mapp from Great Britain was victorious in 1:29.12, and Latvian Arturs Klots claimed silver in 1:29.35.
Castillo battled with the course on Saturday and finished 14th with a combined time of 1:35.16. Mapp was again victorious, this time with a total of 1:33.06. Swiss competitor Christopher Stewart was second in 1:33.42, and Klots claimed bronze in 1:33.69.
Tammy Landeen (Caribou, Maine) finished 13th and 18th with two-run totals of 1:35.06 and 1:31.32, respectively. Frederick Evans (Pooler, Ga.) was 15th and 19th in 1:30.99 and 1:37.05.
Sarah Frazier-Kim (Houston, Texas) clocked a combined time of 1:31.77 to finish 21st in race one, while Steven Jacobo (Gardnerville, Nev.) was 22nd. Frazier-Kim and Jacobo did not enter the second competition.
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1. Corie Mapp (GBR) 1:29.12 (44.61, 44.51); 2. Arturs Klots (LAT) 1:29.35 (44.81, 44.54); 3. Castillo Guillermo (USA) 1:29.72 (45.08, 44.64); 15. Evans Frederick (USA) 1:30.99 (45.70, 45.29); 18. Tammy Landeen (USA) 1:31.32 (45.79, 45.53); 21. Sarah Frazier-Kim (USA) 1:31.77 (46.19, 45.58); 22. Steven Jacobo (USA) (48.43, DNS);
1. Corie Mapp (GBR) 1:33.06 (46.84, 46.22); 2. Christopher Stewart (SUI) 1:33.42 (46.87, 46.55);
3. Arturs Klots (LAT) 1:33.69 (47.11, 46.58); 13. Tammy Landeen (USA) 1:35.06 (47.81, 47.25); 14. Guillermo Castillo (USA) 1:35.16 (47.74, 47.42); 19. Evans Frederick (USA) 1:37.05 (48.77, 48.28);
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