Martin Dukurs is setting new standards in the skeleton discipline ©IBSF/Viesturs Lacis

Latvian Martins Dukurs delivered yet again at the BMW International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Cup, securing a 10th consecutive Innsbruck victory.

Despite holding a slender four-point lead in the overall skeleton standings after five races, six-time world champion Dukurs handled the pressure - also marking World Cup victory number 52.

It wasn't too much of a surprise, with Dukurs having won in Austria every year since 2010.

Olympic champion Sungbin Yun of Korea finished second, 0.42 seconds behind, with defending World Cup title holder Alexander Tretiakov of Russia in third.

But it was a wonderful day for Great Britain on the Igls track, with Marcus Wyatt and Craig Thompson delivering their best combined men's World Cup results for 12 years.

Wyatt finished fourth and Thompson sixth, which is GB Skeleton's best showing for two sliders since February 2008, when Kristan Bromley won silver and Adam Pengilly finished sixth in Konigssee, Germany.

Jacqueline Lölling celebrates her victory and track record ©IBSF/Viesturs Lacis
Jacqueline Lölling celebrates her victory and track record ©IBSF/Viesturs Lacis

"I'm delighted with that," Wyatt, a former American footballer from Devon, said.

"It's by far my best result of the season and it's another personal best."

Dukurs has extended his lead in the overall standings, sitting on 1,047 points, with Tretiakov now 29 points further back.

Korea's Sungbin Yun sits third on 979.

In the women's skeleton competition, Jacqueline Lölling of Germany took out the win as expected, delivering a track record on the way.

She celebrated her first World Cup victory on the Olympic sliding track in Innsbruck, with the record coming on her second run (53.62 seconds).

European champion Janine Flock of Austria finished second, just 0.02 behind.

In just her fifth World Cup race, Megan Henry of the United States managed her first podium place.

Great Britain's Kim Murray had earlier broken the four-year-old track record on her way to a top-eight finish.

Murray clocked a stunning time of 53.70 seconds in run two to smash Tina Hermann's top time from 2016, as she recorded the second-best result of her career to date - before Lölling cut the time again.

In the overall standings, Lölling (1,052 points) now has a 20-point lead over Flock in second place.

Russia's Elena Nikitina (986) will go into the sixth of this season's eight races in third place overall.

Tomorrow sees the 2-man and 2-woman bobsleigh, with 4-man bobsleigh concluding the event on Sunday (Jan 19).