Jon Montgomery Won Gold for Canada in Men's Skeleton Olympic Race
Jon Montgomery just won the 4th gold medal for Canada. From Russell Manitoba, Jon Montgomery was a auctioneer and a car salesman. Today, he became a Olympic gold medalist in men's skeleton in Vancouver.
Jon Montgomery closely followed Martins Dukurs from Latvia since the heat 1. Martins Dukurs maintained the lead in the first 3 runs, but not by much. Jon Montgomery did exceptional well in heat 3, which made the track record.
Jon Montgomery's gold medal is also partly the result of Dukurs' less than ideal performance in the last run, which was the worst of the 4. Jon Montgomery won Dukurs only by 0.07 second, but was way ahead of Alexander Tretyakov, who won bronze, by 1.02 second.
In skeleton, each athlete has 4 runs, heat 1 to heat 4. Whoever gets the fastest total time in 4 runs wins the race.