Amedeo Bagnis wins first medal for Italy with silver, Seunggi Jung wins bronze
St. Moritz (RWH) Gold for Great Britain: Matt Weston (GBR) is the 2023 World Champion in men's skeleton. At the BMW IBSF World Championships on the Olympia Bobrun St. Moritz-Celerina (SUI) the European Champion did not give up his lead from the first of the four race runs on. After the final run Matt Weston was 1.79 seconds ahead of Amedeo Bagnis from Italy. The 23-year-old Italian thus won the first World Championship medal in men's skeleton for the Olympic host nation of Milan-Cortina 2026.
The bronze medal went to Korea's Seunggi Jung (2.46 seconds back), who beat Craig Thompson of Great Britain by 0.01 seconds to fourth place. Fifth was his teammate, World Cup leader Marcus Wyatt (GBR) ahead of Olympic bronze medalist Yan Wengang of China.
Matt Weston is the second World Champion from Great Britain in men's skeleton. In 2008 in Altenberg (GER) Kristan Bromley was the first Briton to win World Cup gold. Coach of World Champion Weston and the whole British skeleton team since the beginning of the season is Latvian Martins Dukurs, record World Champion with six titles.
Defending World Champion and Olympic Champion Christopher Grotheer of Germany finished tenth in St. Moritz. Swiss local hero Basil Sieber finished 15th on his home track in St. Moritz.
Matt Weston (GBR, 2023 World Champion and European Champion).
"I really don't know what to say right now. This is a success of the whole team. It's not just me on the podium."
Amedeo Bagnis (ITA, World Championships silver medallist, third at the 2020 World Team Championships)
"I am super super happy. It was all a bit unexpected, this is my absolute best result. I don't really have any words. Now I'm going to celebrate for now."Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis