Yun wins again in World Cup skeleton ahead of home Olympics

Alexander Tretiakov from Russia starts during the Men's Skeleton World Cup in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)
Yun Sungbin from South Korea celebrates his victory during the Men's Skeleton World Cup in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Friday Jan. 12, 2018. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)
Yun Sungbin from South Korea competes during the Men's Skeleton World Cup in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)
Yun Sungbin from South Korea starts during the Men's Skeleton World Cup in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)
Martins Dukurs from Latvia competes during the Men's Skeleton World Cup in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)
Janine Flock of Austria celebrates after winning the women's skeleton World Cup in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Sungbin Yun of South Korea confirmed his status as the favorite for the men's skeleton title at the Pyeongchang Olympics, setting a St. Moritz track record on Friday to win his fifth World Cup race this season.

Yun clocked 1 minute 7.19 seconds for his second run, giving him a combined time 0.87 ahead of Germany's Axel Jungk.

Martins Dukurs of Latvia, the defending World Cup champion, trailed Yun by 1.10 in third.

Sochi Olympic champion Aleksandr Tretiakov of Russia — whose title could go to Dukurs after he was disqualified for doping — tied for fifth.

Janine Flock of Austria got her second win of the Olympic season, setting a two-run time 0.42 faster than Tina Hermann of Germany. Third-placed Elisabeth Vathje of Canada was 0.45 back.

World Cup leader Jacqueline Loelling of Germany was sixth.

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