Dukurs claims World Cup gold in men's skeleton

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Associated Press

Posted on November 17, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 17 at 1:31 PM

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Latvia's Martins Dukurs extended his World Cup dominance, claiming gold Saturday in the men's skeleton event at Utah Olympic Park.

His combined time for two runs was 1 minute, 39.71 seconds, edging Germany's Alexander Kroeckel (1:39.76). Russia's Alexander Tretjyakov won bronze (1:39.82).

Dukurs is the two-time defending world champion and has won both World Cup races this year. He turned in the fastest times in both runs Saturday with a slight drizzle falling.

John Daly was the top American finisher in seventh place (1:40.38). Teammates Matthew Antoine was ninth (1:40.87) and Kyle Tress finished 20th (1:42.06).

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