Dukurs wins 50th World Cup race

Dukurs wins 50th World Cup race
By Sportsbeat

15/12/2017 at 22:03

Martins Dukurs took the 50th World Cup win of his career and won the European Championship title to boot as he slid to victory in Austria.

The Latvian beat South Korea's Yun Sungbin by 0.15 seconds, with Russia's Nikita Tregubov almost half a second down on Dukurs in third.

Axel Jungk finished fourth, with fellow German Christopher Grotheer rounding out the top five in Igls.

The fifth round of the World Cup also doubled up as the European Championship, with Dukurs picking up his ninth title in a row as Tregubov took silver and Jungk bronze.

Dukurs recorded the fastest time in run one, clocking 53.15s, before going even faster in the second run to deny Yun a fourth consecutive World Cup victory.

The Korean does still lead the World Cup standings with three wins and two second places from this season's five races so far.

Dukurs is second on 1046 points, 49 behind his rival, with Tomass Dukurs third on 928 points.

The World Cup continues next month with round six in Altenberg, Germany.

Sportsbeat 2017