Luge

Canada 4th in team relay at luge World Cup in Austria

Canadians Trinity Ellis, Justin Snith, Tristan Walker and Reid Watts placed fourth in two minutes 9.925 seconds in the first team relay of the luge World Cup season on Sunday in Igls, Austria.

Trinity Ellis, Justin Snith, Tristan Walker, Reid Watts comprise new-look team

Trinity Ellis and her Canadian teammates finished fourth in Sunday's team relay at a luge World Cup event in Igls, Austria. (Twitter/@LugeCanada)

A new-look Canadian squad finished just shy of the podium Sunday at a luge World Cup event in Igls, Austria.

Trinity Ellis, Justin Snith, Tristan Walker and Reid Watts placed fourth in two minutes 9.925 seconds in the first team relay of the season.

Italy's Dominik Fischnaller, Andrea Voetter and the doubles team of Ivan Nagler and Fabian Malleier posted a winning time of 2:09.638, followed by Austria in 2:09.663 and Germany in 2:09.866.

WATCH | Italy victorious in team relay:

Italy wins World Cup team relay luge event in Austria

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Duration 2:35
The Italians win the team relay event with a time of 2:09.638. 2:35
Jonas Mueller of Austria also won the men's race in 1:41.015 on the first day of men's competition this season. Russia's Roman Repilov was second in 1:41.162 and Fischnaller third in 1:41.207.

This was only the second World Cup weekend in the last nine seasons when four or more races were contested and a different nation won every gold medal.

WATCH | Jonas Mueller wins men's race before home crowd:

Jonas Mueller claims World Cup luge gold on home soil

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Duration 1:23
Austria's Jonas Mueller finishes first with a total time of 1:41.015. 1:23

Russia won the women's gold and Germany took the doubles win on Saturday, followed by Austria and Italy grabbing gold on Sunday.

The last time that happened was the closing weekend of the 2010-11 campaign at Sigulda, Lativa, when Canada, Russia, Austria and Germany all won one gold apiece.

With files from The Associated Press

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