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Martins Dukurs triumphs in season's opening Skeleton World Cup stage

BC, Riga, 13.11.2017.Print version

Latvia's Martins Dukurs won the opening stage of this season's Skeleton World Cup at the Lake Placid track on Friday, informs LETA.

Yun Sungbin of South Korea took the silver and Russia's Alexander Tretiakov won the bronze.

Dukurs had the fastest time in each of the two heats, winning in 1 minute, 47.54 seconds and medaling for the 67th time in his last 74 international races. Yun finished in 1:47.65 and Tretiakov in 1:47.71.

Meanwhile, Martins' brother Tomass Dukurs finished the stage in overall sixth place.

This is likely the last season for the world's greatest skeleton slider M.Dukurs, who has said he is likely to retire after the upcoming Winter Olympics.

M.Dukurs is a two-time Olympic silver medalist, an eight-time World Cup winner, as well as a five-time World Champion.

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