Alex Gough (luger)

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Alex Gough
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Gough in 2016
Personal information
Born May 12, 1987 (1987-05-12) (age 30)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Alex Gough (born May 12, 1987) is a Canadian luger who has competed since 2002. She won a bronze medal in the women's singles event at the FIL World Luge Championships 2011 in Cesana, the first ever for a Canadian woman and only the second overall (Miroslav Zajonc was the first with his gold in the men's singles event in 1983).[1]

Gough also competed in two Winter Olympics, earning her best finish of 18th in the women's singles event at Vancouver in 2010.[2][3][4] She was seen as a surprise qualifier at the Turin games, with most expecting 2010 to be her first Olympics.[5] In the season preceding the games, she ranked 11th at the Calgary World Cup, and 3rd at the Canadian championships. Her career highlights including coming in fourth at the 2003 Canadian championships. On February 12, 2011, she was the first non-German athlete to win a World Cup race in ten years.

Gough lives and trains in Calgary, where she attended high school with other top athletes, at the National Sport School.[6]


  1. ^ "FIL-Luge profile". Archived from the original on December 27, 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Yahoo Sports profile for the 2006 Winter Olympics". Archived from the original on 2006-05-15. Retrieved 2006-04-12. 
  3. ^ 2006 luge women's singles results
  4. ^ profile; URL last accessed April 12, 2006.
  5. ^ profile; URL last accessed April 12, 2006.
  6. ^ "February 2006 National Sport School Newsletter"; URL last accessed April 12, 2006.

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