From Whistler, CAN
(Nov. 7, 2018) – In the first international men’s skeleton race of the quad leading to the 2022 Beijing Olympics, Chinese slider Wenqiang Geng out-paced Ukraine’s Vladyslav Heraskevych to take gold.
Heraskevych led after one heat, with a .02 advantage over the Chinese slider. The Ukrainian couldn’t match his pace from the first heat and dropped behind Geng by a tenth of a second to settle for silver, while Geng took his first career gold medal.
American Greg West finished with a bronze medal, moving up from fourth to third on his second run.
Wengang Yan of China edged American Austin Florian for fourth, with Florian finishing fifth and Russian Daniil Romanov finishing sixth.
It was a solid start to the season for the United States, with three Americans in the top ten. Behind West and Florian, Kyle Brown finished tenth, and Andrew Blaser 14th.
Kyle Murray led the way for Canada in eighth, while teammates Mark Lynch, Aaron Victorian, and Kyle Donsberger finished 11th, 19th, and 22nd respectively.
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