Tina Hermann slid to the women's skeleton World Cup crown ©Getty Images

Germany's Tina Hermann won the overall women's skeleton World Cup title for the first time as she slid to victory in the season ending event in Königssee today.

The 23-year-old, winner of the individual and team gold medals at the World Championships in Innsbruck earlier this month, led the way in the World Cup heading into the final action of the campaign and made sure she did enough for a debut overall success with her fifth race win of the season.

Her combined time of 1min 43.21sec pushed her team-mate Jacqueline Lölling into second, 0.37 seconds behind on their home track.

Swiss slider Marina Gilardoni collected a third podium of the season by taking the bronze medal in 1:44.08.

With the 225 points she collected for victory, Hermann ended the overall table with a tally of 1,737, with Lölling second on 1,550 in her first World Cup season.

Canada's Jane Channell took third overall with 1,410.

"Before the season started, I was hoping for my first World Cup victory," said Hermann.

"The fact that I got five wins and the overall victory, plus the World Championship title on top – that’s mad."

It was also a notable day for Britain's newly crowned Winter Youth Olympic champion Ashleigh Pittaway, who was 15th on her senior World Cup debut at the age of just 15.

Kaillie Humphries and her pusher Melissa Lotholz sealed the women's bobsleigh title
Kaillie Humphries and her pusher Melissa Lotholz sealed the women's bobsleigh title ©Getty Images

Elsewhere, second place was enough for Canada's Kaillie Humphries to win the overall two-woman bobsleigh World Cup for a third time at the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) event.

The 30-year-old pilot, a double Olympic champion, had a 58 point lead at the top of the standings ahead of rival Jamie Greubel Poser but the American could only come sixth today to end her challenge.

Humphries, who made history this season by becoming the first woman to pilot an all female team in the men's four-man competition, was timed at 1:41.83 with pusher Melissa Lotholz after their two runs.

It was ot enough to beat American winners Elana Meyers Taylor and Kehri Jones, timed at 1:41.80.

Meyers Taylor, a three-time world champion and double Olympic medallist, has now won the final two legs of the World Cup season.

Her challenge for the overall title was ended after concussion in St Moritz caused her to miss four races.

Third today were German world champions Anja Schneiderheinze and Annika Drazek, who clocked 1:42.02.

Humphries finished with 1,720 points to back-up her World Cup wins in 2013 and 2014.

Greubel Poser ends in second place with 1628, with Austria's Christina Hengster third on 1546.