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Calgarians win World Cup bronze medals Saturday

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According to the Canadian Press, Alex Gough of Calgary and Sarah Reid of Calgary each won bronze medals in World Cup luge and skeleton competitions respectively on Saturday.

Gough, the reigning World Championship bronze medalist, posted a time of 1:40.922 to beat Dajana Eitberger of Germany by 0.11 seconds for a podium spot in Koenigssee, Germany. Natalie Geisenberger of Germany won the gold medal with a time of 1:40.591, while Tatjana Hufner of Germany won the silver medal with a time of 1:40.696.

In the women's skeleton competition in Winterberg, Germany, Reid posted a time of 1:58.49 and finished only nine one-hundredths of a second faster than Marion Thees of Germany to reach the podium. Elizabeth Yarnold, who won the women's skeleton World Cup in Calgary this past November, won the gold medal with a time of 1:57.53. Noelle Pikus-Pace of the United States was in second place with a time of 1:58.10.

The next women's World Cup luge competition will be in Oberhof, Germany on January 11 with the next women's World Cup skeleton competition scheduled for St. Moritz, Switzerland next weekend.

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