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Martins Dukurs, Janine Flock win World Cup skeleton races

Martins Dukurs of Latvia was the men's winner and Janine Flock of Austria was the women's winner in World Cup skeleton racing on Friday. It was the first win of the season for both. The race also doubled as the European championship, with Dukurs winning that crown for the 10th consecutive time and Flock prevailing for her third crown.

Canada's Elisabeth Maier finished 6th in women's races

Latvia's Martins Dukurs, centre, South Korea's Sungbin Yun, left, and Germany's Axel Jungk took the podium in men's Skeleton World Cup race. (Kerstin Joensson/The Associated Press)

Martins Dukurs of Latvia was the men's winner and Janine Flock of Austria was the women's winner in World Cup skeleton racing on Friday.

It was the first win of the season for both. The race also doubled as the European championship, with Dukurs winning that crown for the 10th consecutive time and Flock prevailing for her third crown.

Flock's win was also the first of her career in her home country.

WATCH | Latvia's Martins Dukurs slides to victory in Austria:

Dukurs posted a combined time of 1:46.17 seconds to win the men's skeleton race at the IBSF Skeleton World Cup stop in Innsbruck, Austria. 1:59

WATCH | Janine Flock wins 1st World Cup race on home track:

Flock posted two dominant runs on her way to winning her first World Cup title on home soil at the IBSF Skeleton World Cup event in Innsbruck, Austria. 2:51

Yun Sungbin of South Korea took second and Axel Jungk of Germany was third in the men's race. Elena Nikitina of Russia took the women's silver, followed by Jacqueline Loelling of Germany.

Elisabeth Maier of Calgary was sixth in the women's race, Mirela Rahneva of Ottawa was 13th and Jane Channell of North Vancouver was 15th.

Kevin Boyer of Sherwood Park, Alta., was 18th in the men's race and David Greszczyszyn of Brampton, Ont., was 21st.

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