T. Dukurs celebrates victory in the PK stage / Day after a break of almost 18 years

In the second race T.Dukurs improved the start time and finished in the sum of two races in a minute and 41.36 seconds, winning the first place. So far, he had won only one PK stage – right here in Sigulda in February 2004, while Martin has 59 successes.

Meanwhile, M. Dukurs made a mistake at the beginning of the second trip, the sledge coming out of the groove, and took the second place in the sum of two trips, giving in to his brother only 0.06 seconds.

South Korean athlete Seungi Jung was in third place, 0.37 seconds behind the best result.

In the second race, the track record was corrected by Chinese athlete Jin Jen in 4.43 seconds.

M.Dukurs completed the track in 50.31 seconds in the first race, as well as showed the fifth fastest start time.

T.Dukurs had an equally successful trip, giving in to his brother in just 0.36 seconds. T.Dukurs managed the time of the 12th start.

Seungi Jungs took the second place after the first race, showing the fastest start time of 4.50 seconds and 0.33 seconds behind the best result.

In the overall standings is the German athlete Christopher Grother, who has accumulated 1195 points. Martins Dukurs is second with 1173 points, while Axel Jungks from Germany is in third place with 1149 points. Thomas Dukurs, on the other hand, is in ninth place with 897 points.

M.Dukurs started the season with the second and 11th place on the Īgls track. In Altenberg he celebrated the victory and took the third place, but in Winterberg he was fourth. T.Dukura has 16th, 18th, two seventh positions and eighth place in the active sequence of stages.

Last season M.Dukurs celebrated victories in Sigulda in the first two stages of the season, but in the last four starts in Sigulda he has three victories and one second place.

Meanwhile, in the 2020/2021 season of the World Cup season, T.Dukurs climbed to the podium only in Sigulda, winning the second place in the second stage. His account also has one win in seven races in the 2003/2004 season at the Sigulda track, as well as another second place at the end of the 2019/2020 season. In the first stage of last season, he finished in fourth place.

Martin Dukurs won the World Cup for the tenth time in his career last season, winning the first four stages, but won silver in the European Championship for 11 gold medals in a row, but had to settle for only 16th place in the world championship on the German track in Altenberg.

Meanwhile, Thomas Dukurs, once climbing the podium in Sigulda, finished third in the overall World Cup standings. He took sixth place in the European Championship and seventh in the World Championship.

The Skeleton World Cup competition on the Sigulda track is taking place for the eighth time.

It has already been reported that Andy Steel was ranked 21st on the Sigulda track after the first race and did not qualify for the second race.

The bobsleigh competition for both crews will take place on both Saturday and Sunday.

Since 2006, the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) has been organizing the World Cup stages together, distributing five sets of medals in one stage – a skeleton for ladies and gentlemen, a bobsleigh for men in doubles and fours, and a bobsled for two.

After the stage in Sigulda, another stage of the World Cup will take place in Winterberg, but the last stage will take place in the middle of January in St. Moritz, Switzerland, also distributing the medals of the European Championship. The end of the season is scheduled for the Beijing Olympics in February.

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