Martins Dukurs  new Skeleton Performance Coach in Great Britain, Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

Bath (RWH) The British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) has secured the services of Martins Dukurs (LAT). Shortly after the most successful skeleton athlete in the sport's history (61 World Cup victories, 11 overall World Cup titles, 12 European Championship and six World Championship titles, plus Olympic silver medals in 2010 and 2014) announced the end of his active career, the national association announced that the 38-year-old Latvian will accompany the British team as a performance coach on the way to the next Winter Olympics in 2026.

“Martins was understandably in high demand so we are absolutely delighted that he has chosen to buy into what we are trying to achieve and begin his coaching career with us“, said Natalie Dunman, Performance Director at BBSA. “I know that his experience and expertise will rub off on our athletes and our staff and we’ve already seen aspects of that in the time he’s spent with us so far in Bath.“

British women’s skeleton athletes have won medals at every Winter Games between 2002 and 2018, including gold in 2010 (Amy Williams), 2014 and 2018 (Lizzy Yarnold). In men’s skeleton, British athletes contributed three Olympic medals (bronze each in 1928, 1948 and 2018) to the tally. ©RWH2022

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