Luge Canada

Second Viessmann World Cup - Kyle Connelly Clinches Olympic Berth

Calgary's Kyle Connelly captured the third and final spot on Canada's Olympic Men's Luge team at this weekend's 2nd Viessmann World Cup. Connelly's time of 55.270 placed him third among Canadians and guaranteed him a place with fellow Calgarians, Tyler Seitz and Chris Moffat, in Salt Lake City.

It was also a banner weekend for Tyler Seitz, who recorded his best ever World Cup result. Seitz, this weekend's top-ranked Canadian, finished in fifth place over all with a time of 54.215, just 0.330 off the gold medal pace set by Italy's Armin Zöggeler.

Chris Moffat, who also competes in the doubles event, finished in fourteenth place over all with a time of 54.536. Team mate Jeff Christie had some serious trouble, but showed great character and determination; and finished his run.

Austrian sliders Rainer Margreiter and Markus Prock joined the Italian Armin Zöggeler on the podium.

The second heat of the men's event was cancelled due to high winds.

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Source: Jennifer Pashniak, CLA
Information: Tim Farstad, CLA-OLTC, (403) 616-1397 or