Vathje cap­tures World Cup sil­ver

Toronto Star - - SPORTS/SCOREBOARD -

LAKE PLACID, N.Y.— Canada’s Elis­a­beth Vathje won a sil­ver medal in the first World Cup skeleton race of the Olympic sea­son Thurs­day, trail­ing win­ner Ja­nine Flock by about a se­cond. Vathje, from Cal­gary, got off the ice and leaped into her mother’s arms in cel­e­bra­tion. “She’s go­ing to be at all the races this year,” Vathje said of mom Rita. Vathje hasn’t yet qual­i­fied for Fe­bru­ary’s Win­ter Games, but the re­sult was a ma­jor boost in that ef­fort. Van­cou­ver’s Jane Chan­nell fin­ished sixth.

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