Canada slides to silver

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:43 PM ET

Canada finished second in the team competition at the season-opening World Cup luge event in Igls, Austria, Sunday.

Calgary's Aleg Gough and Sam Edney, along with the doubles team of Tristan Walker of Cochrane, Alta. and Justin Snith of Calgary, finished in a combined time of two minutes, 10.340 seconds to take the silver medal.

The team event combines the single-run efforts of one male sled, one female sled and a doubles team sled.

"This is really great for our team," Gough said. "This event has become more important because now it is recognized as a World Cup event so it is lots of fun for us to race. Canada has generally had three consistent sliders in each discipline which is the difference between finishing on or off the podium in the relay."

Germany won the gold while Italy finished third.

Brendan Hauptman of Kimberly, B.C., finished 14th in the men's singles.


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