Vancouver 2010 Men's and Women's Skeleton: Live Twitter Coverage
(UPDATE 8:35 P.M.) Canada won another gold medal!
Jon Montgomery won the gold medal for men's skeleton tonight. Martins Dukurs from Latvia won silver, and Alexander Tretyakov from Russian Federation won bronze.
Jon Montgomery was head to head against Martins Dukurs since the beginning. Martin Dukurs remained the lead all the way, and Jon Montgomery followed closely behind. Montgomery finally surpassed Dukurs in heat 4, with a 0.07 second lead.
(UPDATE 6:44 P.M.) Canadian skeleton athlete Michael Douglas was disqualified because there was a problem during the mandatory sled inspection.
At the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver this afternoon, Skeleton fans will glued to their television coverage to see the women's and men's final two heats. Both events are also medal events.
The Skeleton women's heat 3 starts at 3:45 pm PST followed by the final heat 4 at around 4:55 pm PST.
Canadians will no doubt be cheering on Melissa Hollingsworth who is currently sitting in third place after the first two heats. Hollingsworth was the Bronze medalist in Torino 2006.
Amy Williams of Great Britain is sitting in first place, and Kerstin Szymkowiak from Germany is in second place.
List of the order for the women's Skeleton heat 3.
(UPDATE 6:03 P.M.) Amy Williams from Great Britain won the gold medal for women's skeleton with a 0.56 second lead ahead of Germany's Kerstin Szymkowiak, who won silver. Anja Huber, who is also from Germany, got the bronze. Canada's medal hopeful Melissa Hollingsworth finished at 5th, down from 2nd place. American Noelle Pikus-Pace finished 4th.
Melissa Hollingsworth was in tears in a follow-up interview. She felt that she let Canada down because of a few mistakes she made in the final run.
At 6:20 pm PST the men's heat 3 will start, followed at around 7:50 pm PST by the men's heat 4.
Martins Dukurs from Latvia is currently sitting in first place, with Jon Montgomery from Canada in the silver position and Alexander Tretyakov from Russia is in third.
List of the order for the men's Skeleton heat 3.
As anyone who follows Skeleton knows, anything can happen in the last two heats. It's a dangerous daredevil sport and at this point it's still anyone's guess who will take Gold, Silver and Bronze for the men and women. Don't forget this is also the same track as the luge events; reported to be the fastest in the world, and where Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili tragically lost his life the day of the Opening Ceremonies.
We will be following the progress of the Skeleton events via our scan tool below so check back often for updates and cheer for your favourite athlete to win! (don't forget to refresh the page!)