TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule
Winter Sports

Canadian Reid edges teammate Hollingsworth for WC gold

{eot}
The Canadian Press
11/9/2012 5:16:47 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Sarah Reid of Calgary has won the women's skeleton World Cup race at Mount Van Hoevenberg, edging teammate Mellisa Hollingsworth.

Reid finished the three-heat race in two minutes 47.70 seconds. She was just 0.03 seconds ahead of Hollingsworth, the reigning world champion from Eckville, Alta.

Marion Thees of Germany took the bronze. Katie Uhlaender of the United States finished fifth, a half-second behind after posting the fastest time in Friday's lone heat.

Reid beat Hollingsworth by the same margin -- 0.01 -- in each heat to win the first World Cup medal of her career. Her best previous finish was sixth. The first two runs were held Thursday.

"I am over the moon. There was so much excitement at the track and it was so loud at the start line that I just fed off that," said Reid.

"I was surprised leading after yesterday, but I always felt like I've known that I'm capable of sliding with these very talented girls.

"This tells me that I can be there too and I'm pretty stoked,"

Martins Dukurs of Latvia won the gold medal in the men's event earlier Friday, edging brother Tomass by 0.08.

Alexander Tretiakov of Russia won the bronze, 0.17 behind the winner.

Olympic gold medallist, Jon Montgomery of Russell, Man., made his return to the World Cup after taking last year off by finishing 12th.

Hollingsworth said her silver on Friday was secondary to the Reid's golden accomplishment.

"Today was all about Sarah," she said. "Going up the track I told Sarah that everyone here, including me, is rooting for you to win. I am just so incredibly happy for her."

Sarah Reid (Photo: The Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television