Yun Sung-bin takes 1st skeleton World Cup win for S Korea

BY foxsports • February 5, 2016

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) Yun Sung-bin got South Korea's first win in skeleton World Cup history to end a perfect season for six-time defending champion Martins Dukurs.

Yun was third after the first run led by Latvia's Dukurs, then raced down the Olympic course again hitting almost 134 kph (83 mph) for victory by .07 seconds overall.

Dukurs tied his older brother Tomass for second place, after winning six straight World Cup events to start the season.

The 21-year-old Yun was on the podium for four of those Dukurs wins but finally rose to the top step and strengthened his hold on a distant second place in the standings.

The St. Moritz race doubled as the European Championships and the Dukurs brothers shared gold. Nikita Tregybov of Russia took bronze.


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