(AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
(AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

Gough and McRae slide to a 2-3 finish at luge World Cup

Alex Gough and Kimberly McRae finish second and third respectively in women’s luge at the FIL World Cup in Lake Placid.

For the first time this season two Canadian lugers shared an FIL World Cup podium. Gough opened the event in a time of 44.138second, ending the opening heat second overall, while McRae found herself in sixth after clocking 44.232s.

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Team Canada’s Kimberley McRae competes in the women’s luge World Cup race on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Lake Placid, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

However, in the final heat it was McRae’s time to shine, the Canadian finished in 44.120s – the heat’s fastest time – which allowed her to secure third (1:28.352). Gough ended the compeition with a combined time of 1:28.315s, to finish just +0.104s behind German’s winner Natalie Geisenberger.

Gough’s silver in Lake Placid marked her second straight World Cup silver in the women’s event. Gough is also currently ranked third in the overall World Cup ranking.