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Sam Edney Slides into Top-15 at Luge World Cup in Germany

KONIGSSEE, Ger.—Canada’s Sam Edney slid to 14th spot in men’s singles racing at the Luge World Cup in Konigssee, Germany on Sunday.

 

The 28-year-old Calgarian was not able to carry over a strong week of training into the race where he clocked times of 49.993 and 50.012 down the 1,250-metre track for a combined time of 1:39.948.

 

 “I didn’t have the two greatest runs so I’m not super pleased,” said Edney. “I like this track a lot and always feel like I’m making headway here but it wasn’t the case today.”

 

Heavy snow combined with a small mistake compounded the problems for the two-timeOlympian.

 

“I made a mistake up at the top on my second run which cost me a lot of time at thebottom,” added Edney. “It was kind of like déjà vu here though because it started snowing pretty hard. I felt if I had clean ice things could have been better. I’m excited to come back here in January.”

 

Konigssee will hold a make-up race for the scheduled event at the Cesana track which has been closed.

 

Germany dominated their home track in Konigssee sweeping the men’s podium. Andi Langenhan slid into the winner’s circle with a time of 1:38.679, while Felix Loch was second at 1:38.720, and David Moller grabbed the bronze after punching the clock at 1:38.942.

 

The Canadian Team now heads to Altenberg, Germany for a luge World Cup next weekend.

 

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COMPLETE RESULTS: www.fil-luge.org

Men’s Top-Five Results:

1. Andi Langenhan, GER, 1:38.679; 2. Felix Loch, GER, 1:38.720; 3. David Moller, GER, 1:38.942; 4. Albert Demchenko, RUS, 1:39.208; 5. Armin Zoggeler, ITA, 1:39.334.

Canadian Results:

14. Sam Edney, Calgary, 1:39.948

 

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Chris Dornan

Media and Public Relations

Canadian Luge Association

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