Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Wins World Cup Silver in Team Relay Luge without Alex Gough

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Wins World Cup Silver in Team Relay Luge without Alex Gough

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Canada wins silver in team relay luge

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ALTENBERG, Germany - Canada's luge team combined to win its first team relay medal without veteran Alex Gough on the three-sled squad on Sunday

Victoria's Kim McRae, Calgary's Mitch Malyk and the veteran doubles sled of Justin Snith (Calgary) and Tristan Walker (Cochrane, Alta.), combined for a time of two minutes 24.5 seconds.

Gough was absent as she returned home to complete her year of engineering school at the University of Calgary.

"Winning the silver in the relay was unreal," said McRae. "I am very proud of the boys and what we accomplished as a team. I put down a solid run and the second fastest start for the women. The boys picked up time on the way down. It was a fantastic feeling to be a part of the team, and helping Canada win that silver medal today. …

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