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Junior World Champion Keisinger takes silver with record starting time, Jungk in third

St. Moritz (RWH) With his second victory of the season, Skeleton World Champion Martin Dukurs (LAT) has taken back the lead in the BMW IBSF World Cup 2019/2020 ahead of the final.

Achieving a personal best with his second race on the Olympic sliding track at St. Moritz-Celerina, the Latvian moved up from second place back into first. Felix Keisinger (GER) came in 0.31 seconds behind. The Junior World Champion set a new record starting time (4.77 seconds) in his second race, helping him to gain his third medal and best result to date at the BMW IBSF World Cup. Third place in St. Moritz went to Axel Jungk from Germany (0.34 seconds behind).

Following the BMW IBSF World Cup 2019/2020, the new season track record at St. Moritz is now held by Olympic Champion Sungbin Yun (KOR, 1:07.71 seconds). The previous holder of the title was Youth Olympic Champion Lukas Nydegger (GER), who set his record during his race at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics in mid-January of this year.

Wengang Yan and Wenqiang Geng from upcoming Olympic hosts China finished in the top ten in St. Moritz, taking seventh and ninth place.

In the overall rankings of the BMW IBSF World Cup 2019/2020, defending World Cup title holder, Alexander Tretiakov of Russia, has been forced to concede the lead he had taken in the previous week after coming in sixth in St. Moritz. Ahead of the final in Sigulda (LAT, 14-16 February), Martin Dukurs (LAT, 1440 points) is in pole position, followed by Tretiakov (RUS, 1419) in second. Sungbin Yun (KOR, 1381) will head to this season's final in third place.

Further information, the World Cup results and the latest overall standings are available at ibsf.org. ©RWH2020

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