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Canadian Women Sweep Podium in Skeleton

November 29, 2003

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ Lindsay Alcock led a Canadian sweep in the season-opening event of the World Cup skeleton Saturday.

Alcock finished in 1 minute, 57.52 seconds at Canada Olympic Park, winning her third straight World Cup race in Calgary. Michelle Kelly, the defending overall World Cup champion, finished 0.59 seconds behind to take silver while Mellisa Hollingsworth took bronze in 1:59.00.

``It’s a tremendous feeling for me,″ Alcock said. ``It was a lot of work, mentally and physically coming back from my injury last February.″

Alcock had a torn muscle in her left leg.

In the men’s event, Kristan Bromley of Britain won gold in 1:53.99 while Gregor Stahl of Switzerland took silver in 1:54.19. Duff Gibson of Canada took the bronze in 1:54.23.

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