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Calgarians medal again in World Cup relay event

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According to the Canadian Press on Saturday, Alex Gough, Sam Edney, Tristan Walker, and Justin Snith, all of Calgary, won a silver medal in the World Cup luge team relay event Saturday in Whistler, British Columbia.

Gough, Edney, Walker and Snith finished with an overall time of 2:04.202. Germany's Natalie Geisenberger, Felix Loch, Tobias Arlt and Tobias Wendl won the gold medal with a time of 2:03.791, with Austria's Nina Reithmayer, Reinhold Egger, Andreas Linger and Wolfgang Linger winning the bronze medal with a time of 2:04.686.

It was the second time this year that the Calgary foursome medalled in a World Cup relay event. They previously won a silver medal on November 24 in Igls, Austria.

For Gough, it was her second medal on Saturday. Earlier, she won a silver medal in the women's luge competition with a time of 1:13.545. Despite a serious bout with the flu, Natalie Geisenberger of Germany won the gold medal, with Anke Wischnewski of Germany winning the bronze medal with a time of 1:13.622.

The Germans are by far and away the best lugers in the world, however it is clear the Canadians are slowly closing the gap with the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi two months away.



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