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Skeleton athlete Axel Jungk wins BMW IBSF World Cup in Altenberg; Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

World Champion Grotheer with track record, second place and World Cup lead, Dukurs third

Altenberg (RWH) Skeleton athlete Axel Jungk (GER) is the winner of the third BMW IBSF World Cup 2021/2022 in Altenberg. With best time in the second run, the World Cup silver medallist of 2020 still pushed to the top of the field and celebrated his first victory since November 2019 in Lake Placid (USA).

World Champion Christopher Grotheer (GER, 0.11 seconds back) came in second in Altenberg. After winning two World Championships titles in 2020 and 2021 on his home track, he improved his own track record to 55.77 seconds in the first World Cup run.

Third place went to defending World Cup Champion Martins Dukurs of Latvia (0.45 seconds back).

Vladislav Semenov of Russia just missed the podium in his fourth World Cup start. The 24-year-old, third at the 2020 Junior European Championships, celebrated his best result so far with fourth place.

Vladyslav Heraskevich from Ukraine achieved one of the best results of his career in tenth place. In the second race run, the 21-year-old clocked the sixth-best time. 

In the 2021/2022 BMW IBSF World Cup, Christopher Grotheer (GER, 635 points) defended his overall lead after the third of the eight races of the season. Axel Jungk (GER, 601), who had been completely out of action last winter due to injury, is currently second overall ahead of record World Champion Martins Dukurs (LAT, 546).

For more detailed information including athlete profiles and World Cup results please visit ibsf.org. Photos for editorial use can be found at Flickr. ©RWH2021

Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

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