Alexander Tretiakov in second place in St. Moritz ahead of Nikita Tregubov
St. Moritz (RWH) Olympic Skeleton Champion Sungbin Yun (KOR) has achieved his first win of the season in the post-Olympic winter at the BMW IBSF World Cup in St Moritz (SUI). After taking to the Olympic Bobrun Moritz-Celerina, the defender of the World Cup title enjoyed a 0.20 second lead over Russia's Alexander Tretiakov. Tretiakov, who took gold at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, achieved his best time with his second run and now, with a time of 1:07:63 seconds, holds the season track record in St. Moritz. Third place at the BMW IBSF World Cup went to the runner-up at the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, Nikita Tregubov (RUS, 0.27 seconds behind).
Austrian Florian Auer and Kevin Boyer from Canada both celebrated their best World Cup results to date in St. Moritz, coming in ninth and tenth respectively.
World Champion and European Champion, Latvia's Martis Dukurs, wasn't quite so lucky: At the start of his first run, the 51-time World Cup winner's runners slipped out of the starting track. After initially placing 20th, the 34-year-old managed to save himself with his second run. By racking up the fifth fastest time for the second run, overall winner in the World Cup from 2010 to 2017, Martin Dukurs, eventually came in eighth.
In the overall standings at the 2018/2019 BMW IBSF World Cup, World Cup title defender Sungbin Yun's (KOR, 1045 points) victory in St. Moritz allowed him to overtake previous leader, Alexander Tretiakov (RUS, 1044) by one point. Nikita Tregubov (RUS, 969) is in overall third place.
After the races at the last European location of St. Moritz, the BMW IBSF World Cup shall enter a two-week break and head to North America. Lake Placid (USA) shall then host the seventh and penultimate start of the season on the 15th and 16th of February.
Further information, the World Cup results and the latest overall standings are available at ibsf.org. ©RWH2019