Canadians Walker, Snith place 10th in doubles at luge World Cup

ALTENBERG, Germany — Olympic silver medallists Tristan Walker and Justin Snith finished 10th at a doubles World Cup luge race on Saturday.

Walker, of Cochrane, Alta., and Calgary’s Snith clocked a combined time of one minute 24.579 seconds.

Austria’s Thomas Steu and Lorenz Koller finished on top of the doubles pack at 1:23.779. Germany’s Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken were second at 1:24.007 while Russia’s Aleksandr Denisev and Vladislav Antonov locked up the bronze medal in 1:24.060.

Two Calgary-based teenagers, Devin Wardrope and Cole Zajanski, impressed in their World Cup debut with a 13th-place result.

The 17-year-old Wardrope and 18-year-old Zajanski made up time on the field as they progressed down the 1,220-metre track in each run, finishing with a two-run time of 1:24.787.

Reid Watts was the lone Canadian to qualify for the men’s singles race.

The 2018 Olympian from Whistler, B.C., took advantage of a top-15 second run to finish in 18th-place overall with a time of 1:49.399.

Austria’s David Gleirscher won the singles race in 1:48.150.

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