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Hermann, Dukurs crowned skeleton world champs in Whistler

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.

Germans sweep women's event, best Canadian finish is 10th

Latvia's Martins Dukurs celebrates after winning the men's event at the skeleton world championships in Whistler, B.C., on Friday. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

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:

The Latvian finished with a combined 4-run time of 3:28.11 to top the field at the IBSF Skeleton World Championships in Whistler, British Columbia. 3:32

WATCH | Tina Hermann leads German sweep:

The 2015-16 World Cup champion's combined time of 3:33.03 was enough to slide to gold at the IBSF Skeleton World Championships in Whistler, British Columbia. 3:16

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.

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