Historic result at BMW IBSF World Cup in Innsbruck
Innsbruck (RWH) The BMW IBSF World Cup in Innsbruck (AUT) in men's skeleton ended with a result for the sports history books: After the two race runs, no less than three athletes were tied to the hundredth of a second and celebrated the World Cup victory together.
Wenqiang Geng from China took the first World Cup victory for the team of Olympic host China 70 days before the opening of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Skeleton athlete Matt Weston is the first World Cup winner from Great Britain in men's skeleton in almost 14 years: Kristan Bromley last won in January 2008. And for World Champion Christopher Grotheer (GER) as the third in the group of World Cup winners in Innsbruck it was the first season's victory in the Olympic winter.
With the second best run time in the second run, Seunggi Jung from Korea secured fourth place behind the winning trio and the best World Cup result of his career.
In the BMW IBSF World Cup 2021-2022 Christopher Grotheer (GER, 425 points), the World Champion of 2020 and 2021, took the lead after the second of the eight races of the season ahead of Alexander Tretiakov (RUS, 377). Tretiakov, the winner of the season opener, came in ninth this time. Axel Jungk (GER, 376), who finished fifth in Innsbruck, is now third overall.