Dominant Dukurs leads the way in men's skeleton

Dominant Dukurs leads the way in men's skeleton
By Sportsbeat

24/02/2017 at 16:55Updated

Latvian Martins Dukurs kept up his dominance of the men's skeleton with a resounding start to his 2017 World Championships campaign in Germany.

The 32-year-old, a seven-time World Cup champion, leads at the half-way stage with a combined time of 1:41.95 from his two runs in Koenigssee, 0.76 seconds ahead of his nearest rival, Russian Nikita Tregybov.

Dukurs is well placed for his fifth World Championship title, having won the past two as well as triumphing in 2011 and 2012.

He also won Olympic silver medal at Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014.

Germany’s Axel Jungk currently lies third in front of his home crowd, coming home 0.86 seconds slower than Dukurs.

Jungk is ahead of Russian Aleksandr Tretyakov, who won gold in Sochi ahead of Dukurs, by four-hundredths of a second.

Alexander Gassner of Germany is fifth, with compatriot Christopher Grotheer sixth ahead of the final two runs on Sunday.

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