Lyndon Rush of Humboldt, Saskatchewan and Jesse Lumsden of Edmonton, Alberta might have won the 2012-13 World Cup two-man bobsled title on Saturday, but at the end of the day could be disappointed with their performance.
That is because the Canadians only finished in fourth place in Saturday's World Cup in Sochi, Russia.
Beat Hefti and Thomas Lamparter of Switzerland won the race and by finishing 0.65 seconds faster than Rush and Lumsden, increase their confidence with the 2014 Olympic Winter Games a year away.
It was a much better day for Canadians in Sochi in a World Cup freestyle skiing halfpipe competition as Rosalind Groenewoud of Calgary and Keltie Hansen of Edmonton finished second and third respectively. On the men's side, Mike Riddle of Sherwood Park, Alberta won the bronze medal.
The World Cup competitions in Sochi, Russia have significant meaning for Canadian athletes as they prepare for the Olympic Winter Games a year away.