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Edney disappointed with 11th in men's luge at Winter Olympics

Sam Edney
Sam Edney
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According to Mark Mackinnon of the Globe and Mail on Sunday, Calgary native Sam Edney was a little disappointed with his 11th place finish in the men's luge competition.

However Edney placed 11th in a very deep Olympic field, and although he would have probably liked to have duplicated his fifth place finish from the 2013 World Luge Championships in Whistler, the bottom line is he has his best chance for a medal in the mixed relay luge event which will take place on Thursday.

So Edney will need to focus now on regrouping psychologically and get in the right mindset for what could be the most important race of his life. Canada is seeded second in the mixed relay luge competition, and no Canadian in the history of the Olympic Winter Games has won a medal in luge.

The men's luge competition Sunday meanwhile was won by German great Felix Loch, followed by Albert Demchenko of Russia and Armin Zoeggeler of Italy.

Edney was not the only Canadian Olympian who showed disappointment on Sunday. Spencer O'Brien of Courtenay, British Columbia was very emotional after finishing 12th in women's slopestyle snowboarding despite being the reigning world champion. The difference between Edney and O'Brien however is that Edney has a second chance for a medal.