Russia's Alexander Tretiakov wins skeleton World Cup to break Dukurs brothers' dominance


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KOENIGSSEE, Germany — Russia's Alexander Tretiakov won a skeleton World Cup on Saturday, breaking the Dukurs brothers' three-race run of sweeping the men's top two spots.

Tretiakov clocked a combined time of 1 minute, 42.98 seconds over two runs, beating five-time overall champion Martins Dukurs of Latvia by 0.17.

Matthew Antoine of the United States was third, 0.31 back, followed by Britain's Dominic Edward Parsons and Russia's Nikita Tregybov.

Dukurs' older brother Tomass could only finish eighth, 0.74 back.

After four races, Martins Dukurs extended his lead in the standings to 885 points, with Tomass now on 790. Germany's Axel Jungk is third with 736.

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