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Alex Gough

Events: Senior Women
Date of BirthMay 12, 1987
Hometown:Calgary, Alberta
Residence:Calgary, Alberta
Junior Team:2 years
Senior Team:9 years
Personal Sponsors:Pinecrest Energy Inc.; Canaccord Genuity

Building on her second trip to the Olympic Winter Games in 2010, Alex Gough continues to rewrite the Canadian luge history books. In 2010-11 she emerged as one of the top sliders in the world outside of the dominant Germans.

Alex made history when she became the first Canadian luge athlete to win a World Cup race when she accomplished the feat in Paramonovo, Russia. Her victory ended the German’s 105-consecutive winning streak on the World Cup. In addition to the World Cup victory, Alex racked up three bronze medals, and also won a bronze at the World Championships. The podium results made her the first Canadian athlete to win multiple World Cup medals, and she became the first Canadian to slide onto the podium at the World Championships in luge.

Alex has continued her incredible run to the top of the luge world as she readies herself for a shot at the podium in Sochi. Alex added another chapter to the books two years ago when she won her second World Cup race – this time in Calgary, making her the first Canadian ever to win on home ice. Last season she won her second bronze medal at the World Championships before joining her teammates in a silver-medal victory in the World Championship team relay.

A graduate of Calgary's National Sport School, Alex discovered the sport when her mom signed her up for a recruitment camp at Canada Olympic Park, and is determined to continue progressing her way up the international rankings. Outside of luge, Alex enjoys reading, skiing, scuba diving, water sports, mountain biking, hiking and playing the guitar.

Career Highlights

  • Finished fourth overall on the 2012-13 World Cup
  • 2013 – World Championships, Whistler, B.C: 3 (women’s singles), 2 (team relay)
  • 2013 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 3
  • 2012 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 3
  • 2012 – World Cup, IGLS, AUT: 3
  • 2012 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 3
  • 2012 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 1
  • 2012 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 3
  • 2012 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 3
  • 2012 – World Championships, Altenberg, GER: 4
  • 2011 – World Championships, Cesana, ITA: 3
  • 2011 – World Cup, Paramonovo, RUS: 1
  • 2011 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 3
  • 2011 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 4
  • 2011 – World Cup, Sigulda, LAT: 4
  • 2010 – World Cup, Salt Lake City, USA: 3
  • 2010 – World Cup Winterberg, GER: 3
  • 2010 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 4
  • 2010 – World Cup, Cesana, ITA: 4
  • 2010 – Olympic Winter Games, Whistler, CAN: 18
  • 2009 - World Championships, Lake Placid, USA: 4
  • 2006 - Olympic Winter Games, Torino: 20
  • 2006 - Canadian Championships: 3
  • 2005 - Junior World Championships, Winterberg: 4
  • 2004 - Junior World Cup, Sigulda: 2

    Past Results

    2013/2014 Season

    Feb. 15Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics4
    Feb. 11Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games4
    Jan. 27Overall World Cup Ranking 2
    Jan. 27Overall WC Team Relay 2
    Jan. 26Sigulda World Cup2
    Jan. 19Altenberg Relay World Cup2
    Jan. 19Altenberg World Cup2
    Jan. 12Oberhof World Cup5
    Jan. 5Konigsee (2) Relay World Cup2
    Jan. 5Konigssee World Cup3
    Dec. 14Park City World Cup4
    Dec. 14Park City World Cup3
    Dec. 7Whistler World Cup2
    Dec. 7Whistler World Cup2
    Dec. 1Winterberg World Cup4
    Nov. 24Igls World Cup7
    Nov. 24Igls Relay World Cup2
    Nov. 17Lillehammer World Cup3

    2012/2013 Season

    Feb. 24Sochi World Cup6
    Feb. 24Sochi Relay World Cup3
    Feb. 9Lake Placid World Cup3
    Feb. 9Lake Placid Relay World Cup4
    Feb. 2Whistler World Champs3
    Feb. 2Whistler World Champs2
    Jan. 20Winterberg World Cup6
    Jan. 13Oberhof World Cup5
    Jan. 6Kognisee (2) World Cup4
    Dec. 9Altenberg Relay World Cup7
    Dec. 9Altenberg World Cup4
    Dec. 2Konigsee World Cup3
    Nov. 25Igls Relay World Cup2
    Nov. 25Igls World Cup3
    Oct. 21Fast Track Capital Canadian Championships1

    2011/2012 Season

    Feb. 12Sigulda World Cup9
    Jan. 22Winterberg Relay World Cup8
    Jan. 22Winterberg World Cup5
    Jan. 15Oberhof Relay World Cup4
    Jan. 15Oberhof World Cup4
    Jan. 7Konigssee Relay World Cup6
    Jan. 7Konigssee World Cup3
    Dec. 17Calgary World Cup1
    Dec. 10Whistler World Cup4
    Dec. 10Whistler Relay World Cup2
    Nov. 20Igls World Cup3
    Nov. 20Igls Relay World Cup1
    Nov. 5 Canadian Championships1

    2010/2011 Season

    Oct. 29Fast Track Capital Canadian Championships1

    2009/2010 Season

    Feb. 28 Olympics18
    Jan. 31Viessmann World Cup4
    Jan. 17Viessmann World Cup12
    Jan. 10Viessmann World Cup6
    Jan. 3Viessmann World Cup12
    Dec. 6Viessmann World Cup12
    Nov. 29Viessmann World Cup4
    Nov. 21Viessmann World Cup6

    2008/2009 Season

    Feb. 8 FIL World Championships4
    Jan. 25 World Cup10
    Jan. 18Viessmann World Cup15
    Jan. 11Viessmann World Cup7
    Jan. 4Viessmann World Cup9
    Dec. 14Viessmann World Cup7
    Dec. 7Viessmann World Cup15
    Nov. 30Viessmann World Cup99

    2006/2007 Season

    Feb. 11 World Cup19
    Feb. 4 World Cup18
    Jan. 28 Jr. World Cup6
    Jan. 21 World Cup20
    Jan. 14 World Cup23
    Jan. 7 World Cup17
    Dec. 9 World Cup99
    Dec. 2 World Cup13
    Nov. 19 World Cup99

    2005/2006 Season

    Feb. 12 XX Olympics20
    Jan. 15 World Cup15
    Dec. 17 World Cup19
    Dec. 10 World Cup11
    Nov. 27 World Cup19
    Nov. 20 World Cup21

    2004/2005 Season

    Feb. 20 World Cup30
    Dec. 5 Jr. World Cup9

    2003/2004 Season

    Feb. 1 Jr. World Cup20
    Jan. 11 Jr. World Cup4
    Dec. 29 Jr. Canadian3
    Dec. 21 Jr. World Cup4
    Dec. 14 Jr. World Cup2
    Dec. 7 Jr. World Cup1
    Oct. 26 Canadian5

    2002/2003 Season

    Jan. 19Verizon Jr. World Cup5
    Jan. 11Karbon Jr. World Cup7
    Jan. 5Karbon Jr. Canadian2
    Nov. 10Karbon Canadian4

    2000/2001 Season

    Dec. 3Husky/Mohawk Alberta Cup2
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