Canucks finish 1-2 in bobsleigh

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ALTENBERG, Germany -- Canada captured a gold and silver medal at a women's World Cup bobsleigh event yesterday.

Kallie Humphries of Calgary and Heather Moyse of Summerside, P.E.I., posted a time of one minute 53.60 second to capture the gold, finishing 0.43 seconds ahead of Helen Upperton of Calgary and Edmonton's Jennifer Ciochetti. Americans Shauna Rohback and Michelle Rzepka took third.

Andre Lange and Kevin Kuske of Germany won the men's event in 1:49.81. Lyndon Rush of Humboldt, Sask., and Lascelles Brown of Calgary finished fifth.

Deja vu for Omischl

CHANGCHUN, China -- Steve Omischl of Kelowna, B.C., led Canada with a fifth-place finish at the FIS freestyle ski season-opener for aerialists.

Omischl qualified fifth for the final but scored no better on his second jump to remain fifth. That's the same result he had in the 2008 Changchun season-opener en route to his third straight World Cup overall aerials title.

Snowboarding hat trick

TELLURIDE, Colo. -- Canadian snowboarders Maelle Ricker, Rob Fagan and Dominique Maltais won gold, silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the second snowboardcross event at a World Cup stop.

Ricker, of Squamish, B.C., won her second consecutive women's snowboardcross race this season and leads the overall rankings in snowboardcross with the maximum of 2000 points.

Maltais, of Petite-Riviere Saint-Francois, Que., joined Ricker on the podium with a third-place finish, just behind Swiss rider Simona Meiler.

Quest postponed

VAL D'ISERE, France -- Lindsey Vonn's quest for a third consecutive downhill victory has been put on hold after bad weather forced organizers to cancel a women's World Cup race.

The event on the Oreiller-Killy course was rescheduled twice before being called off.


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