Scoring Adjustment - Joshua Wichtrup, Sprint Couplet

August 3, 2019

Joshua Wichtrup 🇩🇪 contested a judging error during the Sprint Couplet on Friday. He was incorrectly forced to turn his sled after he replaced the handles, which athletes were allowed to do. The amount of additional time he was forced to incur was 7 seconds. His appeal was granted, and the 7 seconds were removed from his time.

The score change caused Wichtrup to move from 26th place in the event to 20th. This change in Wichtrup’s placing affected the point distribution for other athletes in the event, which in turn caused a change to the overall standings.

Willy Georges 🇫🇷, who was in 20th place, dropped to 21st overall, below the cut line following Individual Event 6. Casper Gammelmark 🇩🇰 moved up to 20th place and will advance to Saturday’s competition.