Seunggi Jung in second place in Whistler ahead of Matt Weston
Whistler (RWH) Skeleton athlete Marcus Wyatt of Great Britain is the inaugural winner of the 2022-2023 BMW IBSF World Cup, celebrating his first win in the race series at the Whistler Sliding Center (CAN).
In the second race run, Wyatt set a start record in Whistler. His time of 4.46 seconds in the first metres was a hundredth of a second faster than Martins Dukurs (LAT) on his way to the title at the 2019 BMW IBSF World Championships. Three years later, the Latvian is now coach of the British team and has handed over his record to one of his new protégés.
Second place went to Korea's Seunggi Jung in Whistler. Just 0.01 seconds behind winner Wyatt, the Korean celebrated his best finish in the BMW IBSF World Cup.
Matt Weston (GBR, 0.66 seconds back), in the lead after the first race run, equalled team-mate Marcus Wyatt's start record and finished third ahead of Olympic silver medallist Axel Jungk and Olympic Champion Christopher Grotheer (both GER) in fourth and fifth.
Local hero Blake Enzie from Canada finished sixth in front of his home crowd, the best result so far for the 21-year-old.
In the overall standings of the BMW IBSF World Cup 2022/2023 Marcus Wyatt (GBR, 225 points) leads after the first of the eight races of the season ahead of Seunggi Jung (KOR, 210) and Matt Weston (GBR, 200). ©RWH2022
Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis