Dukurs continues remarkable run

Sat, 17 Dec 15:40:00 2011

Martins Dukurs continued his unstoppable form on the global stage by taking a third FIBT Skeleton World Cup win of the season in Winterberg.

Martins Dukurs of Latvia is on his way to win the men's skeleton World Cup race in the western German town of Winterberg - 0

Dukurs, the reigning world and European champion, capped off a remarkable last 12 months in Germany by making it a clean sweep of victories on the World Cup stage this term to take a commanding lead at the top of the overall standings.

The last time the Latvian finished off the top step of the podium was exactly a year ago in Lake Placid when the 27-year-old was forced to settle for second.

But there was no chance of that happening on Saturday in Winterberg as Dukurs ended 0.32 seconds ahead of home favourite Frank Rommel with World Championship runner-up Alexander Tretiakov of Russia completing the podium.

The win left Dukurs with 675 World Cup points to his name with bronze-medallist on the day Tretiakov in second on 610 and Rommel third with 586.

Canadian Amy Gough topped the podium in the women’s equivalent, turning fourth place after the first run into overall victory ahead of Katherina Heinz and Marion Thees.

2010 GB Winter Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams ended back in sixth.

Sportsbeat / Eurosport

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