Baltic brothers Martins and Tomass Dukurs vying for skeleton gold

During the month preceding the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the same man emerged victorious from each of the five events on the FIBT Skeleton World Cup calendar. From Winterberg (GER) on 3 January to Schönau am Königsee (GER) on 26 January, a period that also included two races in St. Moritz (SUI) and one in Igls (AUT), Latvia’s Martins Dukurs took top honours every single time.

Even more remarkably, on each occasion he was joined on the podium by his elder brother, Tomass, who secured four second places and a third during the same period. For the dominant Dukurs brothers it …read more

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