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Results of the thisrd Viessmann World Cup in Oberhof, Germany

The third Viessmann World Cup of the season wrapped up today with the men’s doubles and women’s singles events.

In the women’s event, the powerful German team again swept the podium, with the perennial trio of Silke Kraushaar, Sylke Otto and Barbara Niedernhuber finishing one-two-three on their home track.

Canada’s veteran slider, Regan Lauscher, started the race in the top tier, but hit some walls in the second heat. The other Canadian women, 16-year old Meaghan Simister and 15-year old Madison Dupuis, were both experiencing their first overseas senior World Cup events and finished 17th and 22nd respectively.

The men’s doubles event was won by Italy’s powerful duo of Plankensteiner & Haselrieder in a time of 1:23.594. The silver medal went to Austria’s Skel & Wöller and Germany’s Schiegl & Schiegl picked up the bronze medal. Canada’s Albrecht and Pothier finished in 8th place, 0.442 seconds off the gold medal pace.

In the men’s singles event, which was held yesterday afternoon, the German team was kept off the podium on their home track. It was Russia’s Albert taking the gold medal, followed by veteran sliders Markus Kleinheinz of Austria and Armin Zöggeler of Italy.

Now without veteran slider Tyler Seitz, Canada’s rookie men showed determination and especially potential, with Calgary’s Sam Edney putting down the fastest start time in the first heat. Both Sam Edney and Ian Cockerline were competing in their first overseas senior World Cup race.

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