Gough and team relay add luge silvers on home track

Alex Gough and Canada’s team relay both claimed silver medals on Saturday, at the FIL World Cup in Calgary.

After Sam Edney silver in men’s singles on Friday, Canada earned a total of three silvers in luge over the weekend, here are the details.

Women’s luge

Gough was in 3rd place after her first run with 46.769. She maintained momentum with a clean second run at 46.788, bringing her total to 1:33.557 to win silver.

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Alex Gough, races down the track during the women’s World Cup luge competition in Calgary, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Mcintosh

Gough was beaten by Germany’s Tatjana Huefner who had 1:33.442. In third was Natalie Geisenberger, who was 1st in the first heat, but slipped to third place with 1:33.603.

Teammate Kimberley McRae just missed the podium and ended with 1:33.796 in 4th place.

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Team Relay

Canada’s team relay squad found their second World Cup podium of the season on their home track in Calgary. After Gough claimed silver in the women’s event, she joined Edney and the doubles duo Tristan Walker and Justin Snith to capture Canada’s third silver in Calgary.

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Tristan Walker and Justin Snith hit the band during the team relay at the Calgary World Cup on December 9, 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS / Jeff McIntosh

The event’s gold went to Germany’s team of Tatjana Hüfner, Felix Loch and the doubles pair of Toni Eggert/Sascha Benecken, who remains undefeated in the team event this Olympic winter season. Austria’s quartet of Miriam Kastlunger, Wolfgang Kindl and the doubles duo Peter Penz and Georg Fischler claimed bronze.