Tomass Dukurs

Tomass Dukurs (born 2 July 1981 in Riga) is a Latvian skeleton racer who has competed since 1998. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he finished fourth in the men's skeleton event at Vancouver in 2010 and Sochi in 2014.

Tomass Dukurs
Tomass Dukurs - Pyeongchang 2017.jpg
Dukurs in 2017
Medal record
Skeleton
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Winterberg Men
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2016 St. Moritz Men
Silver medal – second place 2012 Altenberg Men
Silver medal – second place 2014 Königssee Men
Silver medal – second place 2017 Winterberg Men
Silver medal – second place 2020 Sigulda Men
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Königssee Men
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Igls Men
Bronze medal – third place 2015 La Plagne Men

CareerEdit

Dukurs' best finish at the FIBT World Championships was 3rd in the men's skeleton event at Winterberg in 2015.

His younger brother Martins is also a skeleton racer. Both he and his brother made the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter Olympics.

In November 2017 Sochi gold medalist Alexander Tretiakov was disqualified by the IOC and his medal stripped from him, however, a decision on, whether Tomass Dukurs is granted a bronze medal, has not been made by the IBSF. Eventually, IBSF restored the gold medal for Tretiakov.

Tomass and Martins are coached by their father, Dainis Dukurs, a former bobsleigh brakeman, manager of the Sigulda sledding track and sled designer.[1]

Career resultsEdit

Skeleton World CupEdit

Season Place Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2003–04 19th 69 CAL
LKP
LIL
13
SIG
1
ALT
2004–05 17th 154 WIN
31
ALT
15
IGL
23
SIG
9
CES
33
STM
17
LPL
8
2005–06 23rd 100 CAL
29
LPL
33
IGL
29
SIG
12
KON
14
STM
23
ALT
18
2006–07 9th 278 CAL
17
PKC
25
LPL
12
NAG
7
IGL
17
CES
17
WIN
9
KON
4
2007–08 11th 916 CAL
18
PKC
15
LPL
20
CES1
12
CES2
17
STM
12
KON
3
WIN
13
2008–09 16th 761 WIN
14
ALT
7
IGL
16
KON
16
STM
24
WIN
16
PKC
20
LKP
18
2009–10 4th 1352 PKC
12
LKP
4
CES
7
WIN
4
ALT
6
KON
7
STM
11
IGL
4
2010–11 8th 1242 WHI
10
CAL
25
PKC
7
LKP
8
IGL
8
WIN
4
STM
7
CES
2
2011–12 3rd 1524 IGL
3
LPL
2
WIN
7
ALT
2
KON
7
STM
4
WHI
5
CAL
4
2012–13 2nd 1746 LKP
2
PKC
4
WHI
3
WIN
5
LPL
3
ALT
4
KON
5
IGL
3
SOC
5
2013–14 2nd 1608 CAL
4
PKC
6
LKP
3
WIN
2
STM1
2
STM2
2
IGL
3
KON
2
2014–15 2nd 1526 LKP
2
CAL
2
ALT
2
KON
8
STM
5
LPL
3
IGL
8
SOC
4
2015–16 3rd 1548 ALT
5
WIN
6
KON1
4
LPL
3
PAC
6
WHI
2
STM
2
KON2
3
2016–17 9th 1218 WHI
13
LPL
4
ALT
7
WIN
2
STM
6
KON
9
IGL
DSQ
PYE
3
2017–18 3rd 1464 LPL
6
PAC
4
WHI
3
WIN
5
IGL
6
ALT
6
STM
8
KON
3
2018–19 SIG
6
WIN
5
ALT
10
IGL
5
STM LPL CAL WHI

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Withers, Tom (19 February 2010). "Latvian Leads In Men's Skeleton". NPR.com. Retrieved 26 January 2014.