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Summary

  1. Sungbin Yun (Kor) wins men's event in 2:14.77
  2. GB's Dominic Parsons finishes fifth & Jeremy Rice 12th
  3. Marcus Wyatt (GB) just misses out on second run place after finishing 21st
  4. Earlier Janine Flock of Austria won women's skeleton event in 2:19.44
  5. GB's Lizzy Yarnold finished ninth, Laura Deas 12th & Madelaine Smith 13th

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Where to next?

    St Moritz in Switzerland is next up for the European swing of the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup.

    The popular alpine town has the honour of being a two-time Winter Olympics host; the first in 1928 and then again twenty years later in 1948.

    This weekend's action will take place on the world's oldest bobsleigh track - The Olympia Bob Run.

    Originally built in 1904 it remains the only track on the bobsleigh circuit not to be artificially refrigerated, relying solely on snow, water and manpower.

    Winter Olympics in St Moritz, 1948
  2. Today's BBC coverage

    Times in GMT

    08:30-09:30 - Women's Skeleton: Heat 1 - BBC Red Button, Connected TV and online

    10:00-10:50 - Women's Skeleton: Heat 2 - BBC Red Button, Connected TV and online

    12:00-13:10 - Men's Skeleton: Heat 1 - BBC Red Button, Connected TV and online

    13:45-14:40 - Men's Skeleton: Heat 2 - BBC Red Button, Connected TV and online

  3. What happened in Altenburg?

    Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold suffered another setback in her preparations for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

    The 2014 Olympic champion - who finished 16th in Innsbruck - placed 19th in Altenburg and now sits outside the world's top ten.

    Team-mate Laura Deas ended the day in eighth position and stays fifth in the overall competition standings.

    World Cup leader Jacqueline Loelling claimed top spot as Germany took all three places on the podium.

    Jacqueline Loelling of Germany celebrates winning the women's skeleton

    In the men's skeleton event, Sungbin Yun celebrated his fourth victory of the season to strengthen his position at the top of the World Cup rankings.

    The South Korean pushed Russia's Alexander Tretiakov into second place, with Christopher Grotheer of Germany in third.

    Marcus Wyatt and Dominic Parsons finished 14th and 18th respectively for Great Britain.

    Sungbin Yun of South Korea wins the men's skeleton event in Altenburg
  4. Get Inspired: How to get involved with Skeleton?

    Get Inspired

    Get Inspired

    Skeleton is a true daredevil sport. Competitors plummet head-first down a steep track at speeds of 80mph in what is considered the world's first sliding sport.

    Britain has had substantial recent success in the sport, with Amy Williams and Lizzy Yarnold securing golds in successive Winter Olympics, 2010 and 2014 respectively.

    The British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association offers a membership package that gives members the chance to try the sport and compete at the British Championships. There are also regular Talent ID days if you think you have what it takes.

    Lizzy Yarnold
  5. Path to Pyeongchang

    Nick Hope looks ahead to the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, and assesses whether they could be a record-breaking Games for Great Britain.