Good results on home ice for Latvian bobsleigh, skeleton teams

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Latvian teams showed excellent results in the World Cup bobsleigh and skeleton events taking place at Sigulda over the weekend. 

The Latvian pairing of Oskars Ķibermanis and Matīss Miknis took second place on December 9 on home ground in the World Cup bobsleigh event taking place at Sigulda.

This followed an identical result on December 8. There were two separate bob events as the track is not fit for four-men bobs. 

After the run Ķibermanis took the blame for not winning, seeing as the two were just fractions of a second apart from the first place, which was claimed by Germany's pairing of Friedrich and Schuller with Austria's Maier and Sammer in third.

You can watch the decisive second run of Ķibermanis and Miknis below.

Meanwhile the second pair of Ralfs Bērziņš and Intars Dambis placed seventh, just like on the day before that.

Dukurs brothers second and sixth in skeleton

Meanwhile Latvia's Martins Dukurs placed second in the season's opening Skeleton World Cup stage on December 8.

After the run, he said that his current goal is getting used to the new sled instead of scoring victories. 

Russia's Nikita Tregubov triumphed in the stage, while South Korea's Yun Sung-Bin placed third.

Latvia's Tomass Dukurs finished in overall sixth place, while Ivo Steinbergs finished in 11th.

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