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Jon Montgomery falls short of making Canadian Olympic team for Sochi

January 20, 2014 - 2:44 PM

CALGARY - Jon Montgomery won't defend his Olympic gold medal in men's skeleton at the Winter Olympics.

He fell just short of qualifying for the Canadian Olympic team at a World Cup in Austria last weekend.

Canada was assured of two entries in men's skeleton in Sochi, Russia.

Calgary's John Fairbairn and Eric Neilson of Kelowna, B.C., had already claimed those spots last month.

Montgomery was trying to both qualify a third sled for Canada and earn his spot on the Olympic team at the same time.

The slider from Russell, Man., finished seventh Saturday but needed to be at least fourth, according to Canadian coach Duff Gibson.

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