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Axel Jungk celebrates his first World Cup victory at the finale in Königssee

Königssee (RWH): Sungbin Yun of Korea has won the overall 2017/2018 BMW IBSF World Cup in the men’s skeleton. Three weeks before the start of the Winter Olympic Games on his home track in PyeongChang (KOR), the Korean became his country’s first athlete to ever win the overall title in the skeleton World Cup. 

Despite opting to miss the World Cup finale in Königssee (GER), Yun managed to score a total of 1,545 points from five wins and two silver medals, giving him enough to win the overall standings. He finished 38 points ahead of Axel Jungk (GER, 1,507 points), who celebrated his first ever race win at the final World Cup race of the season. Tomass Dukurs (LAT, 1,464), who finished third at the finale in Königssee, ended the World Cup season in third place overall.

The defending title holder and the overall winner for the last eight seasons, Latvia’s Martins Dukurs, finished in fourth in the overall standings for the 2017/2018 BMW IBSF World Cup.  Shortly before the final World Cup race, the Latvian was retroactively disqualified from the previous race in St. Moritz because his runners were too hard. Despite finishing second in the final race, Martins Dukurs was therefore unable to defend his title.

For more detailed information including Results of World Cup and the current IBSF Ranking please visit ibsf.org. ©RWH2018          

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