Canada's Alex Gough wins bronze in women's singles at luge world championships

The Canadian Press

WHISTLER, B.C. - Calgary's Alex Gough added another medal to her collection Saturday when she earned a bronze in women's singles at the FIL Luge World Championships.

The 25-year-old led a strong showing from the Canadian women on their home track, as three from the host nation finished in the top eight.

Calgary residents Kim McRae and Arianne Jones placed seventh and eighth, respectively.

Gough, who won world championship bronze in 2011 and placed fourth at the event last year, finished with a two-run, combined time of one minute 13.546 seconds.

Germany's Natalie Geisenberger won her first world championship title, finishing in 1:13.428. German teammate Tatjana Hufner, the Olympic and two-time defending world champ, finished second in 1:13.534.

Gough will be joined by teammates Sam Edney, Tristan Walker and Justin Snith for the team relay race on Saturday evening. The foursome will look for a return to the podium after earning a bronze at last year's world championships.