Performance Coach

Mareks Mezencevs joined British Skeleton as Performance Coach in June 2019 and was part of the Team GB staff at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.

His role sees him work closely with the country’s leading sliders - predominantly on the World Cup circuit - while he also has technical input across the programme.

He arrived at the BBSA 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.