Latest win brightens Olympic hopes for skeleton’s Yun Sung-bin

Latest win brightens Olympic hopes for skeleton's Yun Sung-bin
Written by Ali Raza

With his fourth global triumph in six begins this season, Olympic award seeks have lit up after South Korean skeleton star Yun Sung-container.

Yun won the men’s skeleton title at the 6th leg of the 2017-2018 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Cup season on Friday (neighborhood time) in Altenberg, Germany.

Solidly dug in at the highest point of the World Cup standings, Yun has four wins and two sprinter up completes in six begins.

With a joined time of 1:54.28 after two runs, Yun crushed Alexander Tretiakov of Russia by 0.39 second.

Yun had the quickest time in the primary keep running at 57.24 seconds and exceeded himself in the second keep running with 57.04 seconds.

With the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics about a month away, Yun, a virtual no-name only a couple of years back, has risen as the overwhelming gold award top choice.

In the wake of opening the World Cup season with a silver award in Lake Placid in the United States in November, Yun reeled off three sequential triumphs in Park City in the U.S., Whistler in Canada and Winterberg in Germany from mid-November to early December.

After a sprinter up complete in Austria’s Innsbruck a month ago, Yun came back to the highest point of the platform in Altenberg, which is viewed as the most difficult track on the World Cup circuit.

Yun had never completed higher than fifth at Altenberg in his three past appearances there.

Yun’s proceeded with ascendency has agreed with the surprising battles of Martins Dukurs of Latvia, thought by many to be the best skeleton slider ever.

Dukurs is a five-time reigning best on the planet and has completed first generally speaking in each of the previous eight World Cup seasons. Yun completed second by and large behind the Latvian in both 2016 and 2017, however the table has turned this season.

Dukurs has two triumphs this season, yet he has likewise completed 6th once and positioned just fifth this week, 1.21 seconds behind the South Korean.

There are two World Cups remaining this season – at St. Moritz, Switzerland, one week from now and back in Germany in Konigssee the next week. Yun wants to skirt the last leg so he can rehearse more at the Olympic Sliding Center in PyeongChang before the Olympics.

Yun drives Dukurs in World Cup indicates by 1,320 1,230. Dukurs may well surpass Yun to catch his ninth straight World Cup general crown, yet Yun will have a greater prize at the forefront of his thoughts – his first Olympic gold. (Yonhap)

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