Jon Montgomery, 30, a car salesman and auctioneer from Russell, Man., won the men’s skeleton in a tight battle against Latvia’s Martins Dukurs, who took silver. Canada’s other medal hopeful Jeff Pain placed 9th, racing with a torn oblique muscle. Another Canadian athlete, Mike Douglas, missed the deadline for having his sled’s runner blades exposed 45 minutes before competition—and he was disqualified from the race before his third run.
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