Skeleton athlete Martins Dukurs with 60th victory and overall lead in BMW IBSF World Cup, Photo: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

Axel Jungk second in Winterberg ahead of Alexander Tretiakov

Winterberg (RWH) Skeleton athlete Martins Dukurs from Latvia celebrated his World Cup victory number 60 - with a lead of 0.01 seconds. For the defending champion it was the second season's victory in the 2021/2022 Olympic season at the BMW IBSF World Cup. The race in Winterberg (GER) was held with only one scoring run. The first race run had been cancelled by jury decision due to non compliance with the sweeping protocol.

Axel Jungk (GER) secured second place in Winterberg. It was the fourth podium of the winter for the World Championships silver medallist of 2020.

Skeleton European Champion Alexander Tretiakov from Russia, winner and track record holder of the BMW IBSF World Cup in Winterberg in December, finished third this time, 0.05 seconds behind winner Martins Dukurs.

In the overall ranking of BMW IBSF World Cup 2021/2022 Martins Dukurs (LAT, 1398) enters the final as the leader. On 14 January 2022 in St. Moritz, the six-time World Champion could take his eleventh overall victory. Axel Jungk (GER, 1359 points) is the overall runner-up before the last of the eight races of the season. World Champion Christopher Grotheer (GER, 1347), who had started the Winterberg race in the yellow jersey of the World Cup leader, finished ninth and dropped back to third overall.

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Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

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