From Königssee, GER
Sungbin Yun came into the second run of the men’s skeleton event with a .2 second lead over Russian Alexander Tretiakov. In that second run it was the Russian Rocket’s time to shine.
Tretiakov set the quickest time in the second run, putting pressure on the young Korean. Yun answered the bell at the top of the track, but struggled down the tricky German track. A late skid scrubbed off whatever speed Yun had left, and the finish uphill portion bumped him back to second place, with Tretiakov taking gold.
Alexander Gassner finished with a bronze medal, ahead of German teammates Axel Jungk and Christopher Grotheer. Latvian Martins Dukurs continued his season-long test session in sixth place.
Yun’s silver medal, combined with Dukurs finishing in sixth, puts the Korean in the World Cup points lead by a single point.
British slider Dom Parsons finished just outside of the top six with a seventh place finish. Teammate Jack Thomas finished 16th.
Matt Antoine led the way for the United States with a tenth place finish after two very clean runs. Teammates Nathan Crumpton and Kyle Tress finished 13th and 24th, respectively.
All three Canadians found their way into the top 20, with Barrett Martineau leading the way in 12th. Kevin Boyer moved up to 17th in the second run, while teammate Dave Greszczyszyn finished 19th.
Rhys Thornbury finished a career best eighth place for New Zealand with two very nice runs down the German track.
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