The 2022 Olympian has podiumed on the Igls track every season since 2019, while competing across various levels of the sport.
Walker made a strong start recording the third fastest time in the opening run in 55.99 seconds. In the second and final run, Walker improved to finish with a time of 55.43 seconds which was the second fastest of the round.
Her two-run combined time of 1:51.42 was just 0.25 seconds behind event winner Lisa Buckwitz of Germany, with her teammate Laura Nolte rounding out the podium in third, 0.05 seconds behind Walker in third.
“Really happy with today’s race. It often takes me a race or two to get the ball rolling, so proud to stand on the podium for Australia today,” said the 31-year-old from Queensland.
“We have two more races this weekend so the job is not finished yet. We practically have a new team this year and everyone is doing such a great job, I am really excited by who I have on board, makes days like today all the more special.”
“I don’t really know what it is about this place but I just understand the track well, I have a good start which matters on this track and I just enjoy racing here. We are still waiting to hear if this is the venue for the 2026 Olympics so only time will tell.”