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Australians tie for 13th on Olympic track


Australians tie for 13th on Olympic track

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Australian skeleton athletes Michelle Steele and Emma Lincoln-Smith have tied for 13th place in a World Cup in Italy. Competing on the Torino 2006 Olympic track at Cesana Pariol, the two Olympic Winter Institute sliders recorded an identical total time for the two-run event of two minutes and 0.87 seconds. Kerstin Juergins of Germany collected the gold medal with a time of 1:58.26, with team-mate Monique Riekwald in second place 0.45 seconds behind and Noelle Pikus Pace of the USA in third, 0.26 further back. Australian World Junior champion Melissa Hoar was in 18th place on 2:01.46.