Alex Gough (luger)

Alex Gough ( born May 12, 1987 in Calgary, Alberta ) is a Canadian luger.

Alex Gough is luger since 1999. Since 2003 she has been on the Canadian national team. Her first appearance on the international stage they had at the FIL World Luge Championships 2005 in Park City, where she was 30. Since the 2005/2006 season they will also start in the Luge World Cup ( 25 places in the World Cup their first two seasons). Best results of their first season was the eleventh rank on their home track in Calgary and third place at the Canadian championships. The highlight of the season was to participate in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Actually Gough should be built for the games in 2010, but reached already in Cesana a 20th place. The Luge World Cup 2007 she finished in 24th place in 2009 she missed in Lake Placid in fourth place when just a medal. Even otherwise, the 2008/2009 season was a success. In the team competition of Altenberg, she was with the Canadian team second in the overall standings of the World Cup they came on the eighth, in the Challenge Cup on the seventh rank. In six World Cup races Gough drove on Top ten places, best result was sixth place in Calgary. At the Canadian Championships in 2009, she won the title.

The Olympic 2009/2010 season was just as successful in about. In the overall World Cup they finished seventh in Igls and Cesana they missed in fourth place when nearly podiums. Were less successful the 2010 Winter Olympics in domestic Canada. In competitions from Vancouver Gough belonged to the extended circle of favorites, but only reached 18th place. A leap in performance made ​​the Canadian in the post-Olympic season 2010 /2011. After she was only 21 for the season opener in the World Cup in Igls, she came in the following race in Winterberg to third place and for the first time on podium. Also in Park City and Koenigssee she reached this placement. The Luge World Cup 2011 in Cesana she was behind Huefner and Natalie Geisenberger third and won the first Canadian to medal at a luge World Cup. On 12 February 2011, she won her first World Cup race in Paramonovo, ending a 13 -year-long winning streak German 's women in the World Cup. At the World Cup 2013 on their home track in Whistler, she won the bronze medal in singles and silver with the Canadian team relay.

At the Olympic Games of Sochi Gough was after the first run of the individual competition at position five and improved with a good second race in fourth place. With the Canadian team that had won ( the World Cup in Whistler ) silver at the last big event in 2013, only the narrow inlet succeeded behind third-placed Latvians.