Sam Edney Slides into 13th at Luge World Cup in Latvia

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SIGULDA, Lat. (ISN) —
Canada’s Sam Edney had his best finish at a World Cup in Sigulda, Latvia with a 13th-place finish.

The 27-year-old Calgarian had two consistent runs to post a two-run time of 1:38.362.

“Sam really had two decent starts and runs, so we have to be happy today,” said Wolfgang Staudinger, head coach, Canadian Luge Team. “It is an extremely technical track, but we have to continue getting stronger on the starts andwork on our consistency to break into the top-10.”

Germany’s Felix Loch won the men’s race with a time of 1:37.501. Italy’s Armin Zoggeler slid to the silver at 1:37.554, while Latvia’s Inars Kivlenieks clocked a third-place time of 1:37.649.

Meanwhile, 20-year-old Canadians, Tristan Walker and Justin Snith, struggled to find the fast line in the men’s doubles race. Walker, of Cochrane, Alta., and Calgary’s Snith finished 15th at 1:26.462.

Austria’s Andreas Linger and Wolfgang Linger set the time to beat at 1:24.722. Italy’s Christian Oberstolz and Patrick Gruber slid to the silver medal with a time of 1:24.961, while Germany’s Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt grabbed the bronze (1:25.091).

The Luge World Cup continues on Sunday in Sigulda with women’s singles and the team relay.

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COMPLETE RESULTS: www.fil-luge.org

Men’s Top-Five Results:

1. Felix Loch, GER, 1:37.501; 2. Armin Zoggeler, ITA, 1:37.554; 3. Inars Kivlenieks, LAT, 1:37.649; 4. Johannes Ludwig, GER, 1:37.660; 5. Andi Langenhan, GER, 1:37.870

Canadian Results:

13. Sam Edney, Calgary, CAN, 1:38.362

Doubles Top-Five and Canadian Results:
1. Linger/Linger, AUT, 1:24.722; 2. Oberstolz/Gruber, ITA, 1:24.961; 3. Wendl/Artl, GER, 1:25.091; 4. Eggert/Benecken, GER, 1:25.204; 5. Gudramovics/Kainins, LAT, 1:25.325

Canadian Results:

15. Tristan Walker, Cochrane, Alta./Justin Snith, Calgary, 1:26.462

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