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Calgary brothers ninth in World Cup doubles luge at Whistler

By Terry Bell, The Province
February 20, 2009

Calgary brothers Chris and Mike Moffat finished ninth in the doubles event at the Viessmann luge World Cup Friday night at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

They finished with a two-run time of 1:38.062.

"This is a test event for us and it tells us the work that needs to be done over the next year, said Mike Moffat, for whom reaching the podium means having a fast start.

"It all starts at the top," he said. "These guys dont make mistakes so if you arent fast at the start it is tough to make time up down the track.

"We missed the first half of the season with Chris (hand) injury, but we are going to use the summer now to build our strength and do our best to be better this time next year when it counts."

Germany took the first two spots on the podium. Andre Floschütz and Torsten Wustlich won in 1:37.584. Patric Leitner and Alexander Resch settled for the silver medal at 1:37.624, while Austrias Linger brothers of Andreas and Wolfgang, grabbed the bronze (1:37.731).

E-mail reporter Terry Bell at goryy@gurcebivapr.pbz
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