© AFP 2022 / INA FASSBENDERMartins Dukurs

Martins Dukurs - 1920, 12.08.2022

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MOSCOW, 12 Aug – The six-time winner of the World Skeleton Championships, Latvian Martins Dukurs, on his Instagram page (Meta (Facebook and Instagram social networks) is banned in Russia as extremist) announced his retirement from professional career.
“I made an emotional but logical decision. After 22 years, everything has become a favorite habit, but such a life wears out. I experienced heavy losses, big wins, huge excitement and got used to it again and again. The feeling that caused the addiction cannot be removed , and I already understand that I will miss the competition,” wrote Dukurs.
“It’s hard to realize that you are no longer able to show a quality performance, it makes you think about the logical end of a career. I have always been told not to give up, and I taught others, but sometimes you need to stop to take on new life challenges,” added the 38-year-old sportsman.
Martins Dukurs is a six-time world skeleton champion, 12-time European champion, two-time Olympic silver medalist (2010, 2014).

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