Ben Sandford's best run good enough for 20th

Last updated 05:00 16/02/2014
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TOP-20 RESULT: New Zealand's Ben Sandford produced a best time of 57.67 seconds in his final run to finish 20th in the men's skeleton.

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New Zealand skeleton racer Ben Sandford produced his best time in his final run but it could not rocket him up the standings.

Sandford qualified in the final spot for the 20-man final run at the Sanki Sliding Center, but despite his run of 57.67 seconds could not advance his position.

Earlier, Sandford produced a third heat run of 57.79 seconds to make the top-20 by 0.2 of a second. Yesterday, the 34-year-old Kiwi had runs of 58.00 and 57.75 seconds.

The event was won by Russian Alexander Tretiakov, followed by Latvia's Martins Dukurs and American Matthew Antoine.

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