World Champion Weston with track record to fourth World Cup win in Men’s Skeleton, Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

Seunggi Jung from Korea finishes second, Chen Wenhao from China with first podium

Innsbruck (RWH) World Champion Matt Weston (GBR) celebrated his fourth victory in the seventh race of the winter at the BMW IBSF World Cup in Innsbruck (AUT).

With best times in both race runs, the Briton, who is also 2023 European Champion, finished 0.36 seconds ahead of second place. Seunggi Jung of Korea, who finished third in the World Championships, celebrated his fourth podium finish in the 2022/2023 season, while Chen Wenhao of China (0.49 seconds behind) took his first podium finish in the BMW IBSF World Cup in third place.

Olympic Champion Christopher Grotheer (GER) missed the World Cup podium in Innsbruck by two hundredths of a second and finished fourth.

In the Olympia Eiskanal Innsbruck, World Cup winner Matt Weston was almost half a second faster with a new track record (51.41 seconds) than his current coach Martins Dukurs from Latvia, who had set the old best in February 2017.

In the overall ranking for the BMW IBSF World Cup 2022/2023 Christopher Grotheer (GER, 1465 points) defended his lead. Matt Weston (GBR, 1380) reduced the gap to 76 points before the final in Sigulda (LAT, February 17) and is in second place ahead of Olympic silver medallist Axel Jungk (GER, 1322), who finished seventh in Innsbruck.

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Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis
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