Skeleton athlete Matt Weston wins BMW IBSF World Cup in Lake Placid, Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

Olympic Champion Grotheer second, Seunggi Jung with third place and World Cup lead 

Lake Placid (RWH) The British skeleton team continues its winning streak in the 2022/2023 BMW IBSF World Cup. After three podiums from the first two men's skeleton races of the winter in Whistler (CAN) and Park City (USA), this time Matt Weston celebrated his first win of the season at race number three in Lake Placid (USA).

Overall, it was the second World Cup victory for the Briton - he had celebrated the first one in Innsbruck in November 2021, at that time tied with Christopher Grotheer (GER) and Geng Wenqiang (CHN) in a historic triple victory.

In Lake Placid, Olympic and World Champion Grotheer again shared the podium with winner Matt Weston, this time 0.16 seconds behind in second place. Seunggi Jung of Korea came in  third (0.24 seconds back).

Austin Florian and Andrew Blaser of the World Cup hosts from the USA finished sixth and 13th on their home track.

In the overall ranking for the BMW IBSF World Cup 2022/2023, Seunggi Jung (KOR, 620 points) took the lead after three podium places in three races. One point behind follows Christopher Grotheer (GER, 619) on rank two. Marcus Wyatt of Great Britain (617 points), who had entered the race as overall leader, finished fourth in Lake Placid and dropped back to third place in the overall ranking. 

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Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

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