From St. Moritz, SUI
(Jan. 12, 2018) In most Olympic sports, the theory is that in an Olympic year an athlete should “peak” just before the games.
Sungbin Yun is peaking.
The Korean blew away the field in both heats on his way to his fifth gold medal of the season, winning by .87 of a second over German Axel Jung, who finished second. Martins Dukurs moved up from a tie for sixth to third to take bronze.
The win gives Yun a substantial edge in the World Cup points with one race to go, however the Korean is expected to miss the season finale in Königssee to train on the Olympic track in PyeongChang. He has yet to finish outside of the top two podium positions all season, with two silver medals to go with his five wins. However, if he does miss Königssee, Martins Dukurs will need to still finish 11th or better to win the IBSF World Cup title.
Alexander Gassner moved up from fifth to fourth, while Dominic Parsons of Great Britain finished in a tie for fifth with Alexander Tretiakov.
Matt Antoine led the way for the United States in 11th, just ahead of teammates Greg West and John Daly, who finished 14th and 15th respectively.
Kevin Boyer led the way for Canada in 18th, while teammates Dave Greszczyszyn and Patrick Rooney finished in 22nd and 29th.
Jerry Rice finished with a season-best 12th for Great Britain. Teammate Marcus Wyatt just missed the cut for the second run in 21st.
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