Canada captures luge team relay silver in Germany
Gough, Edney, Snith and Walker combine for podium finish
Canada added a third podium finish from a World Cup luge stop in Königssee, Germany on Sunday, with a second-place result in team relay.
Alex Gough, Sam Edney, Justin Snith, all from Calgary, and Tristan Walker, of Cochrane, Alta., raced to a combined time of two minutes, 44.499 seconds.
Germany's Natalie Geisenberger, Felix Loch, Tobias Arlt and Tobias Wedl were 1.718 seconds better than the Canadians for gold.
Italy's Sandra Gasparini, Armin Zoeggeler, Ludwig Rieder and Patrick Rastner were third with a time of 2:44.681.
“We had a race full of little mistakes from all three sleds including Sam bumping the wall off the start. Having made mistakes, and to still finish second, shows the class these three sleds are sliding in right now,” Wolfgang Staudinger, head coach of the Canadian luge team, said.
“It was another great day and we are happy with how things are going.”
— Sam Edney (@samueledney) January 5, 2014
In men's action earlier on Sunday, Germany's Loch scored his third World Cup win of the season. Loch finished in 1:38.266, Zoeggeler's time was 1:39.129 and Switzerland's Gregory Cariget was third in 1:39.203.
Edney was fifth with a time of 1:39.232.