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Lake Placid (RWH) Skeleton slider Martins Dukurs of Latvia is on a winning streak: the overall winner of the last six seasons celebrated his fourth victory of the season in the BMW IBSF World Cup in the fourth round of the racing series in Lake Placid (USA), and is yet to be beaten this winter. Dukurs, who won the 2011, 2012 and 2015 World Championships, was 0.48 seconds faster than Sungbin Yun from Korea, whose new start record in Lake Placid of 4.70 seconds laid the foundation for second place and his best result of the season to date. When 2014 Olympic Champion Alexander Tretyakov of Russia set the previous record in December 2006, Sungbin Yun, now 21, was only twelve years old.
Third place at the BMW IBSF World Cup in Lake Placid went to 2015 World Championship bronze medallist Tomass Dukurs of Latvia (0.85 seconds behind), his best result this season.
Olympic bronze medallist Matt Antoine from the USA also celebrated his best result of the season so far, cheered on by a home crowd. Fellow teammate Kyle Brown came sixth, the best ever result by far for the 26-year-old athlete, who was thirtieth in last season’s overall World Cup rankings. Another best-ever race was run by Mattia Gaspari of Italy, who came eighth in Lake Placid.
Martins Dukurs continues to head the overall standings in the BMW IBSF World Cup 2015/2016 with the highest possible score of 900. Axel Jungk of Germany, who came fourth in Lake Placid, is overall second with 770 points, followed by Tomass Dukurs in third with 752.
Complete results lists showing all race times, overall times and the latest World Cup standings can be found at ibfs.org, via Twitter (@IBSFsliding), on the official IBSF page, and on the IBSF Facebook group. ©RWH2015-2016

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