Germany's Tina Hermann wins skeleton World Cup title

KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) Tina Hermann of Germany won the final skeleton race of the season and secured her first overall World Cup title Friday.

Hermann posted the fastest times in both heats on her home track for a winning total of one minute, 43.21 seconds, .37 seconds ahead of German teammate Jacqueline Loelling. Marina Gilardoni of Switzerland was .87 seconds back in third.

Hermann won five of eight races on the circuit to take the overall title ahead of Loelling and Canada's Jane Channell. Hermann finished with 1,737 points. Loelling had 1,550, Channell 1,410 and Anne O'Shea of the United States placed fourth with 1,403 points. She was sixth in Friday's race.

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