SI.com Home
2010 Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver, CanadaFebruary 12-28
 
ATHLETES
  BY NAME BY NATION

Martins Dukurs

  • Sport: Olympic Skeleton
  • Nation: Latvia
  • DOB: March 31, 1984
  • Career Highlights: Dukurs comes into the Vancouver Games as one of the favorites for the gold medal after claiming his first World Cup title in 2009-10. The 25-year-old Latvian earned medals in seven of the eight races and won four. Dukurs was sixth in the 2008-09 World Cup and fifth in 2007-08, but hasn't finished higher than fifth at the world championships, earning that finish in 2008. He was seventh at the 2006 Turin Games. Dukurs began the sport through his father, a former bobsled brakeman and manager of his home track in Sigulda, Latvia. His 28-year-old brother, Tomass, was fourth in this season's World Cup.
  • Olympic History: 2006
ADVERTISEMENT
YES, I WILL TAKE THE SURVEY

MAYBE LATER

NO THANKS
SI.com
Hot Topics: NBA Playoffs NHL Playoffs Golden State Warriors Bryce Harper Paul Pierce Masai Ujiri
TM & © 2013 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved. Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint