Germany's Hermann, Latvia's Dukurs win skeleton world titles in Whistler

By The Canadian Press
March 8, 2019 - 5:00pm

WHISTLER, B.C. — Tina Hermann led a German podium sweep in women's skeleton action while Latvia's Martins Dukurs won the men's event Friday at the bobsled and skeleton world championships.

Hermann posted a four-run time of three minutes 33.03 seconds, followed by Jacqueline Loelling (3:33.41) and Sophia Griebel (3:34.20).

Calgary's Elisabeth Maier was 10th, Ottawa's Mirela Rahneva was 12th and Madison Charney of Brooks, Alta., was 17th.

Dukurs won the men's competition with a four-run time of 3:28.11.

Russia's Nikita Tregubov was second in 3:28.62 and South Korea's Yun Sungbin third in 3:28.99.

David Greszczyszyn of Brampton, Ont., was 11th and Calgary's Mark Lynch was 23rd.

The skeleton races were followed by the first two runs of the four-man bobsled.

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