Mareks
Mezencevs

Performance Sliding Coach

Mareks Mezencevs joined British Skeleton as Performance Sliding Coach in June 2019.

His role sees him work closely with the country’s leading sliders, while he also has technical input across the programme.

He arrived here with a wealth of experience, having coached legendary Latvian slider Martins Dukurs and his brother Tomass for a decade until after the 2018 Olympic Winter games in South Korea. 

He highlights coaching both Martins and Tomass to the podium at the 2015 World Championships as a standout moment in his coaching career, although Martins also won a host of global championships while working with Mareks.

Prior to coaching the Dukurs brothers and the senior Latvian team, Mezencevs slid competitively for his country between 2000 and 2008 on both the World Cup and Europa Cup circuits.

He spent the 2018/19 season working with the junior Latvian team and had long combined coaching with his job as Ice Master of the track in Sigulda - a venue that returned to the World Cup circuit last season and is on the calendar again in 2019/20.