February 24, 2013
Canadian lugers Tristan Walker and Justin Snith grab bronze
By QMI Agency

Canada's Tristan Walker (top) and Justin Snith speed down the track during their luge World Cup test event at the "Sanki" sliding center in the winter sport resort of Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics near Sochi Feb. 23, 2013. The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opens on Feb. 7, 2014. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Canada captured bronze in the team relay at the final World Cup event of the season in Sochi, Russia, on Sunday.

Calgarians Sam Edney and Alex Gough, along with doubles tandem Tristan Walker, of Cochrane, Alta., and Calgary’s Justin Snith, clocked a third-place time of 2:51.954.

“We knew the Russians would be quick, and for all three sleds in the team relay we wanted to have runs that we know are up to our standards and potential,” Edney said.

The Canadian squad hopes to slide to Canada's first Olympic medal in the luge on the same track next year at the Sochi 2014 Games.

The team relay will make its Olympic debut in 2014.

It consists of one female sled, one male sled and one doubles team sled.


Each athlete completes one run for a combined final time.

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