February 27, 2016

KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) Pilot Won Yun-jong and brakeman Seo Young-woo gave South Korea its first overall bobsled World Cup title by winning the final race of the season Saturday.

The two-man title is the first in the sport for the host nation of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Won, who steered the Korean bobsled to his second victory of the season, said: ''This is a great day for me and my country. I'm very proud.''

Beat Hefti of Switzerland with brakeman Alex Baumann was .05 seconds back while world champion Francesco Friedrich of Germany and partner Candy Bauer finishing .15 seconds off the pace in third.

Won topped the season standings with 1,562 points. Nico Walther of Germany was second at 1,450 and Latvia's Ugis Zalims was third at 1,410.

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