Walker, Snith slide to 1st doubles medal this season at luge World Cup

Canadians Tristan Walker and Justin Snith reached the podium for the first time this season in doubles, scoring bronze at the luge World Cup event in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Friday.

The German tandem of Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken took gold in the two-run event and extended their overall series lead, while Peter Penz and Georg Fischler of Austria finished second. 

Tristan Walker, Justin Snith win their 1st luge World Cup medal of the season1:45

Snith and Walker were fourth after the first run, but climbed into third after a mistake-free second run.

Eggert and Benecken finished more than six-tenths of a second ahead of Penz and Fischler. The margin between the first and second sleds in the race was actually wider than the margin between the second- and 10th-place sleds.

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