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Hermann holds off Rahneva to get World Cup skeleton win

Yun Sung Bin from South Korea zips from a giant glass of beer after winning the men's Skeleton world cup in Winterberg, Germany, Sunday, Jan.5, 2019. ...
Yun Sung Bin from South Korea smiles after winning the men's Skeleton world cup in Winterberg, Germany, Sunday, Jan.5, 2019.  (Caroline Seidel/dpa via...
Yun Sung Bin from South Korea at the start of the ice channel in the first run of the men's Skeleton world cup in Winterberg, Germany, Sunday, Jan.5, ...
Yun Sung Bin from South Korea at the start of the ice channel in the first run of the men's Skeleton world cup in Winterberg, Germany, Sunday, Jan.5, ...

Yun Sung Bin from South Korea zips from a giant glass of beer after winning the men's Skeleton world cup in Winterberg, Germany, Sunday, Jan.5, 2019. ...

Yun Sung Bin from South Korea smiles after winning the men's Skeleton world cup in Winterberg, Germany, Sunday, Jan.5, 2019. (Caroline Seidel/dpa via...

Yun Sung Bin from South Korea at the start of the ice channel in the first run of the men's Skeleton world cup in Winterberg, Germany, Sunday, Jan.5, ...

Yun Sung Bin from South Korea at the start of the ice channel in the first run of the men's Skeleton world cup in Winterberg, Germany, Sunday, Jan.5, ...

WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) — Germany’s Tina Hermann got her first World Cup skeleton win of the season Sunday, holding off a big challenge from Canada’s Mirela Rahneva.

Hermann finished two runs in 1 minute, 56.21 seconds. Rahneva had the fastest run of the second heat and was in the lead with just one sled remaining — but Hermann found just enough speed at the end to get the win.

Rahneva finished in 1:56.24. Austria’s Janine Flock was third in 1:56.37 and Megan Henry of the U.S. got her best World Cup finish ever — seventh, in 1:57.46.

In the men’s race, Olympic champion Yun Sungbin of South Korea got his first win of the season by holding off Germany’s Alexander Gassner.

Yun finished in 1:52.95, while Gassner posted the fastest time in the second heat and crossed the line in 1:53.00. Germany’s Axel Jungk was third in 1:50.03.

The top U.S. sled in the men’s field belonged to Austin Florian, who was 18th in 1:54.87.


Updated : 2021-06-14 07:11 GMT+08:00