The Province

Canadian duo 12th in World Cup opener


IGLS, Austria — Canada’s Tristan Walker and Justin Snith finished 12th at the luge World Cup opener on Saturday. The Olympic silver medallists clocked a two-run time of one minute 20.487 seconds on the 10-corner track to finish just outside the top-10. Austria’s Thomas Steu and Lorenze Koller successful­ly defended their home track, clocking the top runs in both heats to win the gold medal with a time of 1:19:476. Germany’s Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken were second at 1:19.656.

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