Luge Canada

Gough narrowly misses podium in final luge World Cup

Canada's Alex Gough ended a historic luge season with a fourth-place finish at a FIL World Cup event on Sunday.

Calgary Herald February 21, 2011

The Calgary native was third after the opening run and in prime position to earn her sixth medal of the campaign, but a mistake during her second trip down the track caused her to fall out of a podium finish.

Germany's Tatjana Hufner won the gold medal with a two-run time of one minute 24.679 seconds, Russia's Tatiana Ivanova claimed the silver in 1: 24.692 and Germany's Anke Wischnewski the bronze in 1: 25.187. Gough was next at 1: 25.210.

"I haven't had a lot of experience on this track, so I'm happy with my result today," said the 23-year-old Gough.

"I made a couple of small mistakes. I pulled my fastest start of the week on the first run and was relatively consistent today, so I'm satisfied."

Earlier this month in Russia, the two-time Olympian became the first Canadian to win a World Cup race and in the process broke Germany's 105-race win streak.

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