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First Viessmann World Cup - Men's Results

The First Viessmann World Cup ended today with the men's singles event.

It was a difficult start for the Canadian men, with Calgary's Jeff Christie turning in Canada's best performance with an 18th place. Veteran Olympian Tyler Seitz finished in 22nd place while rookies Sam Edney and Jorgen Krause finished 30th and 44th respectively. Calgary's Ian Cockerline crashed in the second heat and did not finish the race.

Germany's Georg Hackl picked up where he left off last season, winning the gold medal with a time of 1:32.428. Austria's Markus Kleinheinz won the silver medal, while the Russian slider, Albert Demtschenko claimed bronze.

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Source: Jennifer Pashniak, CLA
Information: Tim Farstad, CLA-OLTC (403) 616-1397 or