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Japan’s Koshun Tojo produced the second-fastest overall time to place second in a men’s World Cup skeleton race on Friday.

Tojo clocked 1 minute, 49.17 seconds to finish runnerup to Briton Kristan Bromley, who won his third consecutive World Cup event this season by 1.37 seconds — a big margin in skeleton. Duff Gibson of Canada trailed the leader by 1.51 seconds for third. Tojo, who moved into second place with a time of 54.59 on his first run, became the second Japanese skeleton athlete to make a podium finish, following two-time winner Kazuhiro Koshi who finished in sixth with a time of 1:49.64.

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