Last night, Lyndon Rush of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Cody Sorensen of Ottawa and Jesse Lumsden and Neville Wright of Edmonton won Bronze in the four man competition behind two powerful Russian teams. Wright, is a great friend of Prospect Magazine as he was profiled in the Olympic issue prior to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. With the bronze medal performance, Rush and his team moved from 14th to 10th in the World Cup Standings. Rush and Lumsden also won Gold in the two-man competition.
Overall, Canada won five medals on the weekend– three Gold medals and two Bronze medals. Mellisa Hollingsworth won the women’s skeleton competition on Thursday. In women’s bobsled, Canadian Olympic Gold medallist Kaillie Humphries of Calgary teamed with Emily Baadsvik of St. Stephen, New Brunswick to win Gold, while Helen Upperton of Calgary and Shelly-Ann Brown of Scarborough won Bronze.
The circuit now moves to Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park next weekend.