Samuel Edney

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Samuel Edney
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Personal information
Born (1984-06-29) June 29, 1984 (age 34)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Samuel "Sam" Edney (born June 29, 1984) is a retired Canadian luger who has competed since 2000. Competing in four Winter Olympics.

Career[edit]

Early start and Olympic debut[edit]

Edney got into the sport at the age of 14 and began competing at the 2000 Canadian Junior Championship in Calgary.[1][2] In 2004, Edney would return to Calgary to win second place in doubles at the Junior World Cup Champs.[3]

In 2006, he made his Olympic debut in Turin, finishing nineteenth overall. At the Vancouver Winter Olympics, Edney placed seventh.[1]

In 2012, Edney was part of the Canadian team that won Bronze at the World Championships. A year later, he would have his best placement, earning Silver at the 2013 World Championships.

2014 Sochi Olympics[edit]

In 2014, Edney was part of the team that placed fourth in the team relay at the Sochi Winter Olympics. In late 2017, the Russian team that placed seconded was stripped of its medals due to the doping scandal. This temporarily promoted the Canadian team's finish to Bronze. In early 2018, the IOC's decision to strip the Russians of their medals was overturned, thus placing the Canadian team back in fourth place.[4]

Later in 2014, Edney would place first male singles at the World Cup, securing Canada's first World Cup win.[5] In 2015, he would win another Bronze at the World Championships.[1]

2018 Pyeongchang Olympics[edit]

In Pyeongchang he, Alex Gough, Tristan Walker, and Justin Smith upgraded their 2014 Sochi fourth place finish to an Olympic silver, in likely the final Olympic appearance for all 4.[6] Sam contended for a medal, but ended up sixth, the best ever Men's Singles Olympic showing for Canada. He was less than a tenth of a second outside of a medal, a few days later however, he along with teammates Gough, Walker, and Snith took home silver in the Team relay.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Samuel Edney | Team Canada - Official 2018 Olympic Team Website". 2018-02-15. Archived from the original on 2018-02-15. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  2. ^ "Junior Luge Results - Luge Canada". 2017-12-29. Archived from the original on 2017-12-29. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  3. ^ "Junior Luge Results - Luge Canada". 2017-12-29. Archived from the original on 2017-12-29. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  4. ^ "Canada's luge team calls for clean sport after Russia regains bronze from 2014 | Toronto Star". 2018-02-14. Archived from the original on 2018-02-14. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  5. ^ Hossain, Asif (13 December 2014). "Edney makes history, Canada wins four luge medals at home". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Canada wins silver medal in luge team relay - Sportsnet.ca". Sportsnet.ca. Archived from the original on 2018-02-20. Retrieved 2018-02-20.

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