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Russian skeleton Nikita Tregubov won the world Cup in Latvia. He bypassed the owner of the track Martins Dukurs, reports TASS.
The results of the two races 23-year-old Russian showed the result 1 minute of 41.87 seconds. Dukurs took second place and behind by 0.37 seconds. The third was the current holder of the world Cup South Korean Yoon sung Bin (plus 0,53).
For Tregubova this victory was the first career on the stages of the world Cup. At the Olympics in 2018, he won a silver medal. Being at the Games, the athlete said that with him refusing to greet British and American athletes.
Dumars is one of those who criticized Russian athletes for violating anti-doping rules. In particular, before the start of the Olympic games in Pyeongchang, he had called the Russians “the robbers of the Olympic spirit.”
The Latvian was to receive the gold medal of the Games in Sochi in November 2017, the international Olympic Committee disqualified the Russian Alexander Tretyakov, champion those Games for doping. However, the court of arbitration for Sport on 1 February granted the appeal of athletes and return them to the awards.
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