Russian Tretiakov wins men's skeleton; Fairbairn seventh

2/15/2014 12:23:22 PM
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Canadian John Fairbairn finished seventh in the men's skeleton event on Saturday at the Sliding Center Sanki in Sochi.

Fairbairn, of London, Ont., had a final run of 56.96 seconds for a combined four-run time of three minutes 48.13.

Eric Neilson, of Kelowna, B.C., ended the competition in 13th place, with a combined time of 3:48.77.

Russia's Alexander Tretiakov completed four terrific runs en route to a gold medal, posting a time of 56.02, with a combined time of 3:44.29.

Tretiakov dominated the event and gives Russia its fourth overall gold medal of the Sochi Olympics, bettering the nation's total from Vancouver by one.

Martins Dukurs of Latvia finished with the silver at 3:45.10, and American Matthew Antoine took bronze in 3:47.26.

Alexander Tretiakov (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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