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Canada's Gough 3rd in luge

Olympic champion's victory is 102nd in a row by German women

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Calgary's Alex Gough continues to make history on the luge track.

The 23-year-old took bronze in Friday's women's World Cup luge event with a two-run time of one minute 27.346 seconds.

With the podium finish, Gough is the first-ever Canadian to capture two World Cup luge medals.

Gough had her parents, two uncles, an aunt and brother cheering her on.

"It was great for them to come and see it," Gough said. "It's been kind of a good race, bad race kind of season, so it was nice to come out and [medal] again."

She became the just fourth Canadian to win a World Cup medal in the sport two weeks ago when she placed third in Winterberg, Germany. She finished seventh last week in Calgary.

Olympic champion Tatjana Huefner won the women's luge event Friday, giving Germany its 102nd straight World Cup victory.

Huefner had a two-run time of 1:27.075 for her 25th career victory and fourth in four races this season. Teammate Anke Wischnewski was second in 1:27.159.

"The first run was not so good, but second run was good," Huefner said. "I'm satisfied."

Defending world champion Erin Hamlin of the U.S. was 10th after making a few mistakes in his first run.

Germany's domination dates to 1997, with the only break coming when Hamlin won the world championship. On Friday, Germany had four racers in the top seven.


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