Jon Montgomery Leads Canadians in 13th at Skeleton World Cup
January 23, 2011
WINTERBERG, Ger.—Canada’s men’s skeleton andbobsleigh athletes finished well back of their podium pace, with Jon Montgomeryleading the way after posting a 13th-place result at a World Cup stop inWinterberg, Germany on Sunday.
Montgomery,of Russell, Man., clocked a two-run time of 1:56.73 down the Winterberg track.The Olympic gold medallist’s teammate, John Fairbairn of Calgary, finished onhis heels in 14th spot at 1:56.95, while Toronto’s Mike Douglas wasdisqualified.
Latvia’sMartins Dukurs continued to rip up the World Cup winning in Germany with a timeof 1:55.41. Russia’s Sergei Chudinov locked up second spot at 1:55.61, whileAlexander Tretiakov grabbed the bronze with a time of 1:55.71.
TheCanadian men struggled in the four-man bobsleigh race which hit the track inthe afternoon. Lyndon Rush, of Humboldt, Sask., piloted the Canada 1 sled to18h spot at 1:52.91. Rush had Edmontonian’s David Bissett and Neville Wright inhis sled with Ottawa’s Cody Sorensen.
ManuelMachata teamed up to Richard Adjei, Andreas Bredau and Florian Becke in theGermany 1 sled to win the gold medal with a time of 1:50.15.
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Top-Five Women’s Skeleton Results:
1.Martins Dukurs, LAT, 1:55.41; 2. Sergei Chudinov, RUS, 1:55.61; 2. AlexanderTretiakov, RUS, 1:55.71; 4. Tomass Dukurs, LAT, 1:55.72; 5. Frank Rommel, GER,1:55.88
13.Jon Montgomery, Russell, Man., 1:56.73; 14. John Fairbairn, Calgary, 1:56.95;DQ. Mike Douglas, Toronto.
Top-Five Men’s Four-Man BobsleighResults:
1.Machata/Adjei/Bredau/Becke, GER 1, 1:50.15; T2. Florschuetz/Listner/Kuske/Baruchu,GER 2, 1:50.28; T2. Zubkov/Egorov/Trunenkov/Hrenkov, RUS 1, 1:50.28; 4.Kasjanov/Yurkov/Stepushkin/Belugia, RUS 2, 1:50.42; 5.Maskalans/Dreiskens/Broks/Dambis, LAT, 1:50.59
18.Rush, Humboldt, Sask./Bissett, Edmonton/Sorensen, Ottawa/Wright, Edmonton,1:52.91