MOFFAT BROTHERS SLIDE TO TENTH SPOT AT LUGE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPSOBERHOF, Ger.—Canadas brother tandem of Chris and Mike Moffat wrapped up one of the most successful World Championships ever for the Canadian Luge Team by finishing 10th in mens doubles race on Sunday.
The Calgary duo overcame a difficult start position on a rain-pelted track in Germany to clock a two-run time of one minute 27.782 seconds, good enough for 10th spot.
Today was actually really good for us and I think we put down two of our best runs ever, said Chris Moffat, the elder of the two siblings, who added the rain caused the track to feel more like a curling rink. Our whole goal is to replicate what we do in training and we were able to do that this week.
The Moffats top-10 performance caps off a breakthrough performance for the Canadian team at the World Championships. Meaghan Simister and Sam Edney both posted their best-ever international results with ninth-place finishes earlier this weekend.
We are starting to see a trend here and it is encouraging, said Chris Moffat. The energy on the team right now is really good and everyone is behind each other. We have a positive atmosphere and were starting to feed off each others success.
The German tandem of Florschutz and Wustlich grabbed the gold at home on Sunday with a time of 1:26.893, while Wendl and Arlt, also of Germany claimed the silver. Austrias Schiegl and Schiegl completed the podium in third (1:27.110)
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Mens Top-Five Doubles and Canadian Results:
1. Florschutz/Wustlich, GER, 1:26.893; 2. Wendl/Arlt, GER, 1:26.985; 3. Schiegl/Schiegl, AUT, 1:27.110; Plankensteiner/Haselrieder, ITA, 1:27.203; 5. Penz/Fischler, AUT, 1:27.235.
10. Moffat/Moffat, Calgary, 1:27.702