In Olympics, Latvia seventh in men’s skeleton

Latvia’s Martins Dukurs has placed seventh overall in the men’s skeleton event Feb. 17 during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

Dukurs’ total time over two runs was 1 minute, 57.39 seconds. After his first run, he was in 10th place, according to the official Web site of the Winter Olympics,

The gold medal in the event went to Duff Gibson of Canada, whose combined time was 1:55.88, a track record. The silver medal went to Jeff Pain of Canada, while Gregor Staehli of Switzerland took the bronze.

Dukurs, 21, was the only Latvian participating in the event.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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