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World Luge Championship - Women's and Doubles Results

Canada Luge - Media ReleaseCanada had two teams entered in doubles competition at the Senior World Luge Championships and finished a very respectable 10th and 14th place. Germany's Leitner and Resch won Gold followed by fellow countrymen Skel and Woller with Silver. USA's Grimmette and Martin won Bronze.

Senior sliders Chris Moffat (Calgary) and Eric Pothier (Airdrie) had their best two runs of the week and claimed 10th place in the 25 team competition. "We've had a lot of disappointing results this year
so it was nice to have our best result ever at the World Championships," commented first year senior Eric Pothier. "Even with the problems we had, Chris and I are quite pleased with how we finished and we also know we can do even better".

The Junior doubles team of Grant Albrecht and Mike Moffat (both from Calgary) are now quite accustomed to competing against senior sliders and managed a 14th place finish despite problems on their
first run with a tangled start strap. Mike Moffat (age 17) commented, "We were very disappointed with the equipment problems causing us a slow time on the first run. Our 11th fastest time on the 2nd run showed the world we are able to compete at this level."

In women's competition, Regan Lauscher of Red Deer, was still feeling the effects of the flu which dogged her all week during training, and finished in 29th place. Germany swept the podium with veterans Sylke Otto, Barbara Niedenhuber and Sonja Wiedemann winning the top three spots respectively.

Mens singles competition runs on Sunday with Tyler Seitz, Chris Moffat, Eric Pothier and Grant Albrecht sliding for Canada.