Dukurs’ sweep top spots at skeleton World Cup – again

Latvian Martins Dukurs (pictured) and his brother, Martins Dukurs, have been tough this season.  


ALTENBERG, Germany — Latvia’s Martins Dukurs and brother Tomass Dukurs swept the first two spots in a skeleton World Cup race for the third time in three races on Saturday.

Martins Dukurs, the five-time overall champion, was fastest in the first run and clocked a combined time of 1 minute, 57.25 seconds, beating his older brother by 1.1 seconds.

Russia’s Alexander Tretiakov was third, 1.22 seconds back, ahead of Germany’s Axel Jungk and Russia’s Nikita Tregybov.

Martins Dukurs extended his lead in the standings to 675 points, with Tomass now on 630. Jungk is third with 568.