Canadian Luge Team Captures Two Gold and a Bronze
Jeff Christie, of Calgary, captured his second Gold medal in the Junior 1 (age 16 and under) Men's singles at Junior World Cup competition in Igls, Austria. Christie, a Grade 11 student at Bowness High School in Calgary, also took Gold in the first Junior World Cup of the season at Oberhof, Germany two weeks ago.
In Junior 2 (age 19 and under), Mike Moffat led the field in both his runs to capture Gold followed by Kyle Connelly, also of Calgary, winning Bronze. Austria's Martin Abentung took second place in the
Junior 2 category. Mike Moffat is in his first year of Junior 2 competition after finishing 1st in overall World Cup points in the Junior 1 category last season. This is Connelly 's second podium appearance of the season following his Silver Medal finish at Oberhof December 5th.
Other Canadian sliders placed well in the field of 42 competitors with Grant Albrecht finishing 8th and Ryan Paton slipping to 15th spot in his second run after a first run 5th place finish.
In Doubles competition, Canada's Grant Albrecht and Mike Moffat posted the fastest race times however they were disqualified due to their sled being 100 grams overweight.
The team will be arriving home for the Christmas break December 20th on Air Canada 845, from Frankfurt, scheduled to arrive Calgary International Airport at 3:50 pm.