Latvian skeleton racer Martins Dukurs becomes five-times world champion

  • 2017-02-26
  • BNS/TBT Staff

KONIGSEE - Latvian skeleton racer Martins Dukurs on Sunday became the five-times world champion, winning his third straight International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Championships title in addition to the world champion titles he earned in 2011 and 2012.

After the final runs at Konigssee, Germany, this weekend, Martins Dukurs beat his closest rivals - Axel Jungk from Germany and Nikita Tregybov from Russia - by 0.37 seconds and by 0.54 seconds respectively.

Martins Dukurs' brother, Tomass Dukurs, was in the eight place after the runs on Saturday but did poorly on Sunday and finished the championship only in the 12th position.