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Fairbairn wins World Cup skeleton bronze in St. Moritz

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According to www.fibt.com, John Fairbairn of London, Ontario won his first World Cup skeleton medal of his career on Sunday when he won a bronze medal at a competition in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Fairbairn posted a time of 2:17.32 to step on to the podium.

According to Chris Dornan of Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton, Fairbairn is the fifth Canadian to medal at a World Cup men's skeleton competition. He joins Jeff Pain and Paul Boehm of Calgary, and Olympic gold medalists Jon Montgomery of Russell, Manitoba and Duff Gibson of Vaughan, Ontario.

The Latvian brothers of Martins and Tomass Dukurs finished first and second place respectively. Martins Dukurs had a time of 2:15.54 followed by Tomass Dukurs at 2:16.63. Fairbairn meanwhile beat out Russian Sergei Chudinov by five one-hundredths of a second to win the bronze medal.

The timing could not be better for Fairbairn because it comes with less than a month away from the start of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

The next World Cup men's skeleton race will be Saturday in Igls, Austria.

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