South Korean wins World Cup men's skeleton race in Whistler

  • Published : Nov 26, 2017 - 09:52
  • Updated : Nov 26, 2017 - 09:52
Yun Sungbin of South Korea had the fastest starts and finishes in both heats Saturday to easily win a men's World Cup skeleton race. He has outright possession of the series points lead after two wins from three races.

Yun Sungbin, of South Korea, competes in a world cup men’s skeleton race in Whistler, British Columbia, Saturday Dec. 3, 2016. (AP)

Russia's Nikita Tregubov was second and Latvia's Tomass Dukurs was third.

Yun finished three-quarters of a second ahead of Tregubov, a massive margin in a sport where races are routinely decided by hundreths of a second.

Matt Antoine of the US was fourth after the first heat, then struggled in his second run and wound up ninth. (AP)