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Canadian pair eye Gold in the luge doubles after Olympic dream inspired by their home Games

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Location: St. Moritz, Switzerland

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Caitlin Nash was just seven when the Olympic Winter Games landed in her home town in Whistler, Canada, and witnessing the world’s best sliders competing in the luge at Vancouver 2010 whet her appetite to try the sport for herself.

It took just one run for her to be hooked, and the now 17-year-old is currently in contention for what would be a first medal treble in women’s luge at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) – at Lausanne 2020 doubles luge has been added to the women’s individual event and the team relay in the programme.

Joining Nash in the double is Natalie Corless, who originally started the sport in Calgary, where the track was also a Games legacy from the 1988 edition, but has now also moved to Whistler, and while most of Canada’s previous Olympic sliding success has come in the skeleton and bobsleigh, this pair have already proven themselves as a force to be reckoned with.

They made luge history on their home track in December 2019 when they became the first female team to compete in a World Cup doubles race – the fact that they finished 22 of 23 pairs scarcely meriting a mention given the overall achievement of making it onto the track.

But back to St Moritz, and while Nash conceded that they have had their struggles since arriving here, the pair have made steady improvements to underline their credentials as genuine medal contenders.

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