Toronto Star: Canadian Alex Gough wins World Cup luge silver

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Canadian luger Alex Gough finished second in Saturday's World Cup race in Lillehammer, Norway. Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images File

Canadian luger Alex Gough finished second in Saturday's World Cup race in Lillehammer, Norway. Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images File

Canadian luger Alex Gough won a silver medal in Saturday’s World Cup race, won by Russia’s Tatiana Ivanova.

The 27-year-old from Calgary posted solid starts and used strong sliding on the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics track for her third silver of the season and 21st World Cup medal of her career.

“I definitely fought for it,” Gough said. “I don’t have a lot of experience here so I just tried to be consistent, and aerodynamic. I’m super happy with how I was able to do because I have not been here very much.”

Germany’s Dajana Eitberger finished third.

“When the Germans are out of Germany they are not as comfortable, so it is nice to compete on tracks where it is more of a level playing field,” said Gough, a three-time Olympian. “It does go through my head that we are not in Germany so they don’t have that advantage, but I don’t change my preparation or mindset regardless of where we slide.”

Source: http://www.thestar.com/sports/amateur/2015...