From Igls, AUT
Martins Dukurs absolutely dominated in Igls, winning gold yet again in Austria.
Dukurs came into the race as the track record holder. When he left, he still was the track record holder, but with a much, much quicker time. In the first run, he dropped the track record from a 52.09 to a .01. On the second run, Dukurs crushed that record to a 51.88 to finish .58 ahead of Alexander Tretiakov of Russia.
Tretiakov’s second run was quick, but scrubbed time off at the end, keeping just ahead of Sungbin Yun of Korea, who finished third.
Axel Jungk finished tied for 4th, ahead of Christopher Grotheer, who finished fifth.
Matt Antoine put down two very solid runs to finish seventh as the top-scoring American. teammates Nathan Crumpton and Kyle Tress finished 12th and 19th, respectively.
British slider Dom Parsons looked to move up in his second run, but a hard hit out of Turn 14 just before the finish scrubbed off just enough speed to keep him in ninth. Teammate Jack Thomas moved up from 20th to 18th in his second run.
It was a tough day for the Canadians, with Barrett Martineau finishing 16th to lead the way. Kevin Boyer finished just outside of the second run with a 21st place finish, while Dave Greszczyszyn popped a groove in the first run to finish tie for 24th.
Update on Feb. 15, 2017: Tomass Dukurs was later disqualified due to illegal material, per a notification from the IBSF on February 15. Athletes’ new finishing positions are now reflected in this post and the below results. Dukurs had initially finished tied for fourth with Axel Jungk.
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