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Guest Jon Montgomery

Jon Montgomery probably gave us one of the best moments of an amazing Olympic games in Vancouver - not only in his thrilling gold medal win in men's skeleton, but also in his triumphant victory walk through Whistler where he did what any Canadian would... celebrate with a pitcher of beer.

Born in Russell, Manitoba, Jon got hooked on skeleton racing on a visit to the Calgary track, where he saw someone zoom by him at breakneck speed. To some of us, this would be a deterrent, but not to Jon. He started skeleton racing in 2002, and by 2008, was ranked first in Canada and second in the world with four podium finishes - one gold, two silver and one bronze - on the World Cup Tour.

Then came the 2010 Olympics, and his amazing gold medal finish - one that many call a turning point in the Games for Canada. And not only did he drink that pitcher of beer... he also showed off some of the skills he picked up in his day job as an automobile auctioneer by trying to sell it off to the highest bidder.

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