Hermann, Dukurs crowned skeleton world champs in Whistler
Germans sweep women's event, best Canadian finish is 10th
Tina Hermann led a German podium sweep in women's skeleton action while Latvia's Martins Dukurs won the men's event Friday at the bobsled and skeleton world championships.
Hermann posted a four-run time of three minutes 33.03 seconds, followed by Jacqueline Loelling (3:33.41) and Sophia Griebel (3:34.20).
Calgary's Elisabeth Maier was 10th, Ottawa's Mirela Rahneva was 12th and Madison Charney of Brooks, Alta., was 17th.
Dukurs won the men's competition with a four-run time of 3:28.11.
WATCH | Martins Dukurs wins gold:
WATCH | Tina Hermann leads German sweep:
Russia's Nikita Tregubov was second in 3:28.62 and South Korea's Yun Sungbin third in 3:28.99.
David Greszczyszyn of Brampton, Ont., was 11th and Calgary's Mark Lynch was 23rd.