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Yun Sung-bin has taken South Korea's 1st win in skeleton World Cup history to end a perfect season for six-time defending champion Martins Dukurs of Latvia

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ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Yun Sung-bin got South Korea's first win in skeleton World Cup history to end a perfect season for six-time defending champion .

Yun was third after the first run led by Latvia's Dukurs, then raced down the Olympic course again hitting almost 134 kph (83 mph) for victory by .07 seconds overall.

Dukurs tied his older brother Tomass for second place, after winning six straight World Cup events to start the season.

The 21-year-old Yun was on the podium for four of those Dukurs wins but finally rose to the top step and strengthened his hold on a distant second place in the standings.

The St. Moritz race doubled as the European Championships and the Dukurs brothers shared gold. Nikita Tregybov of Russia took bronze.

In the women's event, of Austria got her first World Cup victory of the season to be crowned European champion.

Flock, who won on the same track one year ago, was .08 faster over two runs than Tina Hermann of Germany, the dominant racer this season who leads the standings.

Bronze medalist Marina Gilardoni of Switzerland was a further .01 behind. Gilardoni touched 131.6 kph (81.8 mph) in posting the fastest time of the second run.

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PHOTO: Yun Sung-bin from South Korea celebrates his victory after the  men's  Skeleton World Cup  race in St. Moritz, Switzerland,  Friday, Feb. .5, 2016. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)

Yun Sung-bin from South Korea celebrates his victory after the men's Skeleton World Cup race in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. .5, 2016. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)

 

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