On Friday, 4 November, the European Cup competition at Sigulda marked the official start of the international skeleton season. In the first stage of the EC men’s competition, Latvia enjoyed a double triumph with Ivo Šteinbergs maintaining the lead he’d established on the very first run, while Krists Netlaus also had a successful first run that left him runner-up. Meanwhile, in the ladies’ competition, Dārta Zunte finished eighth in the opening competition of the season.

Congratulations to our sports stars!