Tregubov secures first World Cup skeleton win

Tregubov secures first World Cup skeleton win
By Sportsbeat

08/12/2018 at 15:05

Olympic silver medallist Nikita Tregubov has secured his first skeleton World Cup victory in his 25th race, topping the podium ahead of local hero Martins Dukurs in Latvia.

Russia's Tregubov, second on the podium at PyeongChang 2018, came out on top in the first IBSF World Cup of the season in Sigulda, setting a new track record of 50.81 seconds on his way to the win.

World champion and eight-time overall World Cup winner Dukurs finished 0.37 seconds behind to take silver in front of his home crowd.

Korea's Sungbin Yun, Olympic champion, finished 0.53 seconds adrift to round off the podium.

Russia's Alexander Tretiakov, who won Olympic gold in Sochi in 2014, set a new starting record in Sigulda (4.55 seconds) but ended up in fourth place.

Tregubov now leads the overall World Cup standings with 225 points, with Dukurs second on 210 and Sungbin Yun on 200.

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