Superman wins Skeleton title

Latvian skeleton racer Martin Dukurs won his second consecutive World Championship title on February 25th at the games in Lake Placid, New York.

The Riga-born star, nicknamed Superman, finished over two seconds ahead of German silver medallist Frank Rommel.

The World Championships win marked Dukurs's 13th victory in 14 races, making him the uncontested king of the sport.

However, he revealed that the great expectations back home can weigh heavily on his shoulders.

In my country, second place is not a place for me, he told the Associated Press.

They're just waiting for me to win, and that's tough. I'm trying. Big, big pressure. I need to find some way to get out of all this.

Still, the 27-year-old star admitted that he's delighted with the way that the season has panned out.

This is unbelievable. My season, perfect. Just one lost race, he said. I didn't expect so good results. I stitched together four good runs and I'm happy with that.


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