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Canada wins silver in luge relay

Last Updated Feb 15, 2018 at 10:10 am EST

Team Canada celebrate their silver medal in Luge team relay finals in at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 15, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of — Canada has earned its second Olympic luge medal, finishing second in the team relay at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

The team of singles sliders Alex Gough and Sam Edney and doubles duo Tristan Walker and Justin Snith raced to silver in a time of two minutes 24.872 seconds.

The powerhouse Germans won gold while Austria took bronze.

The medal was redemption for the Canadian team, which finished fourth in the relay when it made its Olympic debut four years ago.

The foursome got bumped up to bronze when two Russian competitors were among the athletes stripped of their 2014 results, but the Canadians were once again pushed back to fourth following the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s recent decision to overturn the punishment for some of those competitors.

Gough won Canada’s first ever luge medal on Tuesday with a bronze in the women’s event.

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