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Montgomery likely to retire

Jon Montgomery
Jon Montgomery
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According to Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun on Tuesday, Canadian Olympic gold medalist Jon Montgomery of Russell, Manitoba will likely retire after not making the Canadian Olympic team in men's skeleton at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Montgomery is just the latest high performance winter athlete not to make Team Canada for next month. He joins a list that includes San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton, Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis, and Canadian women's hockey player Tessa Bonhomme.

Even though Montgomery is the reigning Olympic gold medalist, he has struggled in recent years and has never found the form that was necessary to compete with men's skeleton's best.

Montgomery gained fame for walking into the town of Whistler, British Columbia (site of skeleton for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games) with a pitcher of beer after winning Olympic gold.

Since the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Montgomery has found even more fame on television, where he is the host of CTV's Amazing Race Canada.