What you missed this weekend
Canada won two medals at the bobsleigh and skeleton World Cup in Calgary.
Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse paired up as Canada-1 and showed they’re still fast together, winning gold in a track-record time. The 2010 Olympic champs two-run time of one minute, 52.77 bested two American sleds in second and third.
“It is a game within the game between us and the Americans and the Germans at the start. We have great respect for them, and it will be like this all year,” said Humphries. “We know we have a target on our backs. Our goal is to keep doing our job and hopefully keep winning.”
Despite the gamesmanship, Humphries was gracious on Twitter:
A day before the Humphries/Moyse win a brand new Canadian pair raced to a bronze medal in the 2-man bobsleigh. Chris Spring and Jesse Lumsden were fast enough for the podium with a time of one minute, 49.42 in Canada-2.
And it wasn’t by accident, Spring and Lumsden were second after the first run. “We are satisfied, but we wanted more tonight,” commented Spring, ““It is a World Cup podium and you have to be happy with that especially when it is at home.”
Winnipeg’s Brittany Schussler skated to a 1500m bronze medal in Astana, Kazakhstan, the third World Cup stop of the season.
Her time of one minute, 57.78 was an exact half-second behind the USA’s Brittany Bowe but only 0.08 seconds behind silver medallist Yuliya Skokova of Russia.
Thank you everyone for the love + encouragement! I'm lucky to be surrounded by so many supportive people. What a day! pic.twitter.com/otQc1ZIJXb— Brittany Schussler (@bschussler) November 30, 2013
Three Canadian Cowboys secure their trip to Sochi
Although there was no Canadian on the podium in Lake Louise, Erik Guay, Jan Hudec and Manuel Osborne-Paradis did get the big picture job done. Hudec and Osborne-Paradis were 10th and 12th respectively in Sunday’s super-G. Guay was a solid 8th in Saturday’s downhill.